Working with farmers who boost Fenland’s economy

March and Chatteris annual meeting of the NFU

March and Chatteris annual meeting of the NFU - Credit: Archant

The March and Chatteris branch of the National Farmers Union held its annual meeting which was attended by NE Cambs MP Steve Barclay.

Mr Barclay said: “Fenland is a key player in the UK’s agricultural industry and last Friday NFU president Meurig Raymond attended the March and Chatteris NFU AGM.

“It was a pleasure to meet Mr Raymond and to catch up with our local farmers over breakfast at Skylark Garden Centre.

“I will continue to work with the NFU and the farming community which contribute so much to our local economy.

In December 1908 the NFU idea was born as an organisation to represent the interests of farmers.

The group’s first president, Colin Campbell, encouraged membership and established the NFU’s credibility with Government, at a time when farming was going through the longest and deepest depression in its history, as imports of cheap grain and frozen meat flooded in from abroad.