His visit marked the Co-op's extended commitment to environmental stewardship, as the The Co-operative Farms signs up to the Entry Level Scheme (ELS) scheme with Natural England for a further five years.
This means that it is increasing the amount of land in agreements on farms it manages to more than 6,500 hectares.
Paice was joined on the Wisbech-based farm, which grows sweetcorn, shallots, onions, broccoli and potatoes and has a windfarm, by Christine Tacon, managing director of Co-operative Farms and Poul Christensen, chair of Natural England.
Paice said: "This is great news for the countryside, the farming industry and the campaign for the farmed environment. In renewing their ELS agreements, Co-operative Farms are demonstrating their commitment to sustainable farming, protecting the environment and are to be commended for setting a great example for the rest of the agricultural industry."