Meurig Raymond on his legacy and life after the NFU

As he steps down after four years as NFU president, 14 years as an officeholder and 50 years after attending his first NFU meeting, Meurig Raymond reflects on a life of dedication to the industry.

In an interview with Farm Business, he explains why he believes the turmoil of the past few decades will stand the industry in good stead for whatever Brexit throws at it and reflects on his legacy at the NFU. He also looks forward to a life beyond the NFU and a return to his Pembrokeshire farm – as a tractor driver.

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Also in this edition, Louise Gray, author of bestselling book The Ethical Carnivore outlines the lessons that can be learned by farmers as the debate about veganism rages in the media. We also have an update from Neil Darwent on plans to grow the Free Range Dairy brand to engage consumers with the concept of pasture-fed dairy cows.

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Deputy editor of Agronomist and Arable Farmer as well as responsibility for the Agronomist and Arable Farmer and Farm Business websites. After 17 years milking cows on the family farm John started writing about agriculture in 1998 and has since written for a variety of publications and has developed a wide circle of contacts within the industry. When not working John is a season ticket holder at Stoke City and also of late has become a fitness freak, listing cycling, swimming and walking as his exercises of choice.