LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s National Farmers Union on Wednesday elected its first feminine president, Minette Batters, because the trade prepares for its largest upheaval in a long time.
The nation’s determination to depart the European Union in March 2019 signifies that agricultural coverage will not be determined in Brussels and farmers will have to compete for government funds with departments reminiscent of well being and training.
Batters had beforehand been the NFU’s deputy president.
She runs a diversified, blended farming business that features horse livery, a marriage and company occasions venue, and a catering business specialising in home-grown produce in Wiltshire in south-west England.
Her predecessor, Meurig Raymond, introduced his intention to step down late final 12 months.
Reporting by Nigel Hunt, modifying by David Evans