NFU president to speak at East Anglian county meetings

PUBLISHED: 08:24 17 October 2015 | UPDATED: 08:39 17 October 2015

NFU president Meurig Raymond during the NFU Conference 2015. Photo: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

NFU president Meurig Raymond during the NFU Conference 2015. Photo: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

The president of the National Farmers’ Union will reflect on a turbulent year for British agriculture – and discuss the challenges ahead – when he speaks to East Anglian farmers next month.

Meurig Raymond is speaking at the NFU’s Norfolk Annual County Meeting on November 3, which starts at 7pm at Easton College, in Norwich.

He will also appear at the Cambridgeshire Annual Meeting on November 11 at NIAB (National Institute of Agricultural Botany) in Cambridge, which will begin at 10.55am so a minute’s silence can be observed for Remembrance Day at 11am.

Issues under discussion will include tackling red tape, farm payments, the increasing loss of plant protection products, the government’s 25-year food and farming strategy and the forthcoming EU referendum.

Members will also have a chance to elect county representatives for the NFU’s regional commodity boards, covering livestock, dairy and combinable crops.

NFU East Anglia regional director Robert Sheasby said: “This is a chance for members to find out what the NFU is doing to support their businesses in these difficult economic times and examine some of the key issues we face in the months ahead.”

NFU members can book places by contacting 01638 672100 or

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