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Batters re-elected as NFU president

President's re-election for a further two-year term comes at critical time for British farming industry

Batters re-elected as NFU president

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Minette Batters has been re-elected as president of the National Farmers’ Union.

The Wiltshire beef farmer won a further two-year term during the union's AGM following this week's NFU Conference in Birmingham. Stuart Roberts was also elected deputy president and Tom Bradshaw vice president. 

Batters said: “I am so proud to be able to represent the NFU’s 46,000 farmer and grower members at this critical time when the future for Britain’s food and farming industry will be shaped.

“The next couple of years are going to be challenging for our sector and we need the farming industry to speak with one voice; whether it's campaigning to ensure our food standards aren’t undermined by trade deals that allow sub-standard food imports into the country, or working with the government, stakeholders and wider industry to lead the global charge in producing climate-friendly food. I am determined that the NFU will do everything in its power to lead our industry into a profitable, productive and thriving future.

“I would like to welcome Tom into the team and I look forward to working with him and Stuart to help the British farming sector fulfil its potential as a world leader in quality food production.

"I would also like to pay tribute and personally thank Guy [Smith] for his incredible service over the past six years representing our members as vice and deputy president.”

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