An NFU sticker campaign aims to build understanding between motorists and slow-moving farm machinery during harvest time.
As part of its Back British Farming campaign, the NFU has created large stickers that can be applied to the bodywork of farm vehicles including trailers, tractors and combine harvesters.
Five thousand stickers have been sent to farmers to highlight what is going on in fields at harvest time, and to help consumers make the connection with the food on their plates.
Farmers have displayed their stickers on the back of large machinery. Some farmers have tweeted an image of the sticker in action and you can get involved by tweeting yours to @NFUtweets
NFU campaigns adviser Jon Chinery said: “We’re aware that motorists find slow-moving vehicles using public roads frustrating – a problem exacerbated at harvest time. However, it’s important to remember that farmers are doing a very important job gathering in the huge variety of crops and produce we all enjoy every day.
“We’re delighted to see how popular the stickers have been as they’re a great way to for farmers to show their thanks to the consumers for their support and also help motorists make the connection between what’s going on in the fields and the food on their plates.”
How to get your stickers
NFU members can get free stickers by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org – please give your name and address (or membership no) and the number of stickers required.