Sugar board elects fenland grower to top post
CHAIRMANRE-ELECTED: Fenland farmer William Martin has been re-elected chairman of the National Farmers' Union's sugar board.Mr Martin, who farms about 440 hectares at Littleport, near Ely, continues in post and will represent more than 4,000 growers.
RE-ELECTED: Fenland farmer William Martin has been re-elected chairman of the National Farmers' Union's sugar board.
Mr Martin, who farms about 440 hectares at Littleport, near Ely, continues in post and will represent more than 4,000 growers.
A new vice-chairman, John Hoyles, of Newton, near Wisbech, who was the long-standing chairman of the sugar board and preceded Mr Martin, was elected in place of Lincolnshire grower Nick Wells. Norfolk farmer Nigel Joice was re-elected for a further two-year term to the NFU poultry board.
Charles Bourns, who has been poultry board chairman since 2003, has been re-elected and will serve a further two years.
Mr Joice, who runs an award-wining enterprise at South Raynham, near Fakenham, is vice-chairman for broiler producers.
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Mr Bourns said: "Increasing the consumption of British eggs and poultry meat will be very high on my agenda."