Matt is currently serving his second term as NFU national crops board chair. He is a farmer in Hampshire and grows wheat, barley, and oilseed rape over 650 hectares. Matt first took up the position of Combinable Crops board chair in March 2020, and has taken a keen interest in a number of issues such as Farming Rules for water, revisions to Red Tractor standards and the recent rise in fertiliser prices.
Farming, food, and the natural environment have been pushed out of balance by inappropriate policies. Brexit was seen as a once in a lifetime opportunity to reform agricultural policies to ensure a new domestic system that recognises farming and nature as interdependent and mutually beneficial. In 2018, the Government’s health and harmony blueprint set out […]