KEIGHLEY Morrisons customers have been praised for their support of British farmers.

The supermarket giant has revealed that £20 million has now been raised nationally through its Morrisons For Farmers range.

People buying products – including milk, cheese, cream and eggs – from the line pay slightly more, with the extra cash going into a variety of schemes to help farmers.

Funds have been ploughed into projects to improve biodiversity and further boost animal welfare.

Sophie Throup, head of agriculture for Morrisons, said: “Our farmers continue to face some uncertainty due to the impact of Brexit and the pandemic.

“Therefore we are pleased to have passed on £20 million from our For Farmers range to help fund initiatives which may otherwise have suffered from under-investment.

“It’s great to see many customers want to pay more to support British farmers – and want to buy dairy products from cows that have been let out to graze and eggs from free-range hens which can roam in enriched woodland and grassland areas.

“Morrisons is British farming’s biggest supermarket customer. We buy directly from over 3,000 farmers and growers and are 100 per cent British for fresh meat, milk and eggs and always buy British produce first when in season and available.”