New NFU board members pledge to support industry in "changeable times"

Two new members of the NFU Board for Horticulture and Potatoes have spoken of the challenges facing the industry in these troubled times.

Tim Papworth, a grower from East Anglia and Potato Council board member, said:

"This is a changeable time and I want to collaborate more with other industries.

"I am passionate about the resources we manage and am involved in initiatives to protect and enhance our natural environment, especially soils and water."

Stephen Watkins, a West Midlands field vegetable grower, said: "My main aim will be to put the industry view points across to farmers, business customers and government.

"I am under no illusion as to the enormity of the task. Perseverance will pay in the end; it just takes time using sensible and rational argument."

Adam Sykes has stepped down from the board.


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