No change at the top for NFU

Meurig Raymond was today (24 February) re-elected as the president of the NFU for another two years, with Minette Batters, a livestock farmer from Wiltshire, re-elected deputy president and Guy Smith, a farmer from Essex, re-elected vice president.

Smith, Raymond and Batters - image: NFU
Smith, Raymond and Batters - image: NFU

Raymond, a mixed farmer from Pembrokeshire, said after his re-election: "I'm grateful that the membership and NFU Council have supported me in the way they have.

"We need to build on what has been achieved over the past two years and convince the policy makers, retailers, consumers and society of the importance of food production and British farming and that we, as farmers, can help to grow the rural economy."

Batters said: "I've always said the NFU is a game-changer for British farming and I look forward to playing a part in this over the next two years."

Smith said: "I look forward to working with Meurig and Minette again in what looks like an equally demanding period. It's when times are tough that our members need a strong and effective NFU the most."

  • See next week's Horticulture Week magazine for a full NFU conference round-up.

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