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Minette Batters scoops dairy award for “passionate advocacy”

NFU president Minette won the Dairy UK Award this month, for raising the profile of a wide range of agricultural issues with government and the media.

Minette Batters, president of the NFU, holding her Dairy UK award, standing against a white background with comedian and presenter Hugh Dennis

Minette Batters with comedian and presenter Hugh Dennis at the Dairy UK annual dinner.

Food security, the impact of trade deals and flooding, and advocating for balance in environmental regulation and some of the issues Ms Batters has worked to keep at the forefront of the government’s minds.

With this in mind she was awarded the Dairy UK Award at the annual dinner, held at the Raffles Hotel in the Old War Office, London.

Dr Judith Bryans, Dairy UK chief executive, said: “A huge congratulations to Minette on winning the award this year. She continues to do so much for agriculture.

“From a dairy perspective, we truly appreciate Minette’s working to bring the whole sector closer, her advocacy on environmental sustainability, trade and standards and very importantly in keeping the importance of food security in the spotlight. Minette is truly a very worthy winner of this award.”

Commenting on her accolade, NFU president Minette Batters said: “I’m delighted to receive this prestigious award from Dairy UK. It’s fantastic to be recognised individually but I cannot emphasise enough that I would achieve nothing without the team around me at the NFU. Their dedication and hard work are a pleasure to be a part of.

 “We have a fantastic dairy industry here in the UK which I truly believe has a bright future as long as farmers, processors, manufacturers, retailers and government all pull together to support the production of climate-friendly sustainable food.”

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