NFU announces nominees for officeholder elections

The nominees have been announced for the 2014-2016 National Farmers’ Union (NFU) officeholder elections.

Nominees will stand for the roles of president, deputy president and vice-president. The elections will take place at the NFU AGM on 26 February 2014.

Adam Quinney and Meurig Raymond will fight for the presidency, with Peter Kendall stepping down after eight years.

Ahead of the elections, Raymond said: “It has been a privilege to have served as deputy president during the past eight years, and an honour to have worked with Peter Kendall.

“With the experience and knowledge gained, I am ideally suited to lead such a dynamic, professional organisation.”

Quinney, Raymond’s opposition, said: “Over the past 24 months British farmers have faced major challenges, ranging from the weather, CAP reform, bTB, increased costs and SOS Dairy, to the scandal of horsemeat – all set against a background of increasing demand for what we produce worldwide.

“I know that the NFU has a crucial part to play in helping British farmers and their families with these challenges.”

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