Meet farmer Tom Bradshaw, the first speaker in our winter series of talks


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Tom Bradshaw is vice-president of the country's largest farming union (pic NFU)

The first speaker in CPRE Essex’s series of winter talks is Essex farmer Tom Bradshaw, vice-president of the National Farming Union.
Mr Bradshaw is a fourth-generation farmer from Fordham, near Colchester, and has a tremendous record in British agriculture, having chaired the NFU’s National Combinable Crops Board and represented it as chairman of the local branch.
The NFU is this country’s largest farming union, with some 55,000 members, and, as vice-president, Mr Bradshaw has played an important part in helping ensure standards were kept high in the wake of Brexit, with British crop-growers not disadvantaged by cheap imports of food derived from systems not permitted in this country.
He is keen to state his pride in the UK’s farming standards, with a particular emphasis on hygiene, which he says is among the best in the world. Chlorinated chicken and hormone-treated beef have been high-profile concerns.
You can join Mr Bradshaw’s talk, The Importance of British Food Production, via Zoom on Wednesday, January 26, at 6.30pm. Please email office@cpre-essex.org.uk and we will send you Zoom log-on details in due course.

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