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AHDB Petitioners: ‘Environment Secretary’s comments show growers’ vote will be honoured’

Growers opposed to the continuation of a compulsory levy to fund AHDB Horticulture have welcomed comments made by Environment Secretary George Eustice that the clear vote to abolish the levy will be honoured, according to a press release by the so-called AHDB Petitioners.

Simon Redden, John Bratley and Peter Thorold have become known as the AHDB Petitioners. They are all based in South Lincolnshire and collectively grow potatoes, vegetables and flowers across 2,025 ha (5,000 acres) of land, and 5.6 ha (14 acres) of glasshouses; together they employ c. 250 personnel and have a combined turnover of

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