Meurig Raymond

President, National Farmers' Union (NFU)

Meurig Raymond has been President of the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) since 2014. He served as Deputy President until 2006 and Vice President until 2004. He was Vice-Chairman of the NFU’s Cereals Committee between 1999 and 2001 and served on the Agricultural Wages Board for six years from 1998. In 1992 he became the Welsh NFU Treasurer and served as the Pembrokeshire delegate on NFU Council between 1995 and 2004. He was elected local branch Chairman of the NFU in 1979 and Pembrokeshire County Chairman in 1989. Meurig represented Wales on the Home Grown Cereals Authority between 1997 and 2004, and he served on the Council of Food from Britain between 1997 and 2003. He farms 3,400 acres in Pembrokeshire, growing 2,200 acres of combinable crops and 300 acres of potatoes. He became a Fellow of the Royal Agricultural Society in 2000 and was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours in January 2005 for his services to agriculture.