Mike Hambly has been re-elected as vice chairman of Copa Working Group on oilseeds and protein crops, the voice of arable farmers in the European Union.
Following the election, Mr Hambly called for continuity as uncertainty around Brexit threatens the sector’s access to markets.
Mr Hambly said: “I am delighted to have been re-elected for a further term as the vice chairman of the Copa oilseeds and protein crops group and I am fully committed to influencing European policy around Brexit to safeguard our access EU markets and continue a free and frictionless relationship with our EU colleagues.
“I will be utilising expertise from our colleagues in Europe so that we can continue providing a high-delivery baseline while minimising our environmental impact. In a turbulent time for the sector, there will be many challenges but I am honoured to be working alongside Stephan Arens of DBV as second vice-chair and Pedro Gallardo of ASAJA as chair to tackle the issues that are members are facing.”
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