Speeches

A World To Win

Friends, it’s a pleasure to be here and a particular pleasure to follow Minette’s brilliant speech. It’s particularly reassuring, Minette, to know that at the end of what’s been a highly successful year of your presidency that the NFU meets in good order under your leadership.

UK Climate Change Projections

NO SUCH THING AS TOO MUCH INFORMATION - THE SCIENCE AND POLITICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE

WHAT WE OWE TO SCIENTISTS

A water industry that works for everyone

The way we as a nation organise our water industry inspires strong feelings.

Because water is our lifeblood - the single most critical resource for the wellbeing of nations and the planet.

It has no substitute; we cannot replace it with anything else.

Farming for the next generation

The age of acceleration

For anyone wondering what the focus of this year’s Oxford Farming Conference might be, it was The Archers provided an answer just before Christmas.

CLA Rural Business Conference

I wanted to begin by reflecting on the past. The CLA has been around for around 110 years now. And as I’m sure every single person in this room knows, the CLA was originally founded following the publication of a pamphlet called the ‘Land and the Social Problem by a man called Algernon Tumor.