NFU man named Farming Personality

The deputy president of the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has been awarded Farming Personality of the Year at a recent London ceremony.

Meurig Raymond won the title at the Farm Business Food & Farming Industry Awards, after having been deputy president of the NFU for the past seven years. He beat 10 other challengers at the ceremony, held at the House of Commons last Friday (6 December).

Raymond said: “I am absolutely delighted to have been chosen as the Farming Personality of the Year. However, I would like to pay tribute to everyone who was nominated for the category, as we are all playing an important role in supporting agriculture.  

“Next year will no doubt once again be a challenging one for farming, but there are signs that confidence is returning.

“The industry is undoubtedly more positive and, across the country, more and more people from all walks of life are recognising the importance that farming plays in their lives. My goal is to continue to take the farming message to a wider audience, so that government and consumers continue to back British farming in the years ahead,” he added.

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