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UK’s next generation potato farmers meet with Parliament

While British Prime Minister, Theresa May, was preparing to make her biggest Brexit speech to date – 12 delegates from AHDB Potatoes “Next Generation” scheme made their own mark on the Houses of Parliament. Attending their penultimate session in the program, the “Next Generation” of British potato farmers were given the opportunity to visit the iconic buildings to meet MPs Mark Spencer and Andrew Bridgen to discuss rural issues. The AHDB Potatoes’ Next Generation program enables future industry ambassadors to learn about areas of business that impact on the potato industry that they would not ordinarily be exposed to; preparing them to be the catalysts of future industry success. The group were able to discuss industry challenges, including the effects of Brexit, water abstraction, plant health, agricultural science and the Great British food and farming plan. More

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