Tom Bradshaw Takes the Helm as NFU President

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A New Era for British Agriculture

In a significant leadership shift, Tom Bradshaw has been elected as the new president of the National Farmers’ Union (NFU), succeeding Minette Batters who has stepped down after a notable six-year tenure.

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Bradshaw, an experienced arable farmer from Essex, brings a wealth of experience to the top role, having served the union in various capacities including vice president and deputy president over the past four years.

As Bradshaw steps into his new role, he will be supported by David Exwood as deputy president and Rachel Hallos as vice president, forming a robust leadership team to steer the NFU through the challenges ahead

Addressing the NFU Conference, Bradshaw expressed his deep honour at being elected and highlighted the challenging times facing the sector. He emphasized his commitment to profitable production, stability, and clarity to enable NFU members to plan and reinvest in their businesses, with the ultimate goal of delivering sustainable, high-quality, and high-welfare food for the nation.

In light of the upcoming general election, Bradshaw urged all political parties to prioritize a plan for home-grown food, reflecting the strong public support for the sector. Additionally, he called for stronger connections with NFU members, encouraging their active participation and emphasizing the union’s strength in unity.

Bradshaw concluded his remarks by paying homage to Minette Batters, acknowledging her years of dedicated service to the NFU and celebrating the outstanding successes achieved during her presidency.

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