On the industry competitiveness pillar, he said: "I am a great believer in the AHDB. We have to compete with other nations and the race is never-ending."
Covering the supply chain, he highlighted unresolved issues outlined in the NFU's Catalyst Revisited report published in November. "After Aldi's signing of our Fruit & Veg Pledge, discussions are ongoing with other major retailers," he said. Most are on board with what we want to do, and one or two are close to signing."
But he added: "The big retailers have made a simple process complicated and now they need to simplify it again. What we do isn't rocket science. We don't need a man from Tesco round every day."
On Tesco's proposed Sustainable Farming Group for potatoes, Poskitt added: "They have had two years and we are still waiting to see the contracts."