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UK: Next gen potato growers visit Westminster

Next gen potato growers visit WestminsterThe AHDB’s Next Generation of potato growers visited Westminster and met with MPs on the final stage of their programme. The group discussed industry challenges, including Brexit, water abstraction, plant health, agricultural science and the Great British food and farming plan, in a parliamentary-style debate with MPs Mark Spencer and Andrew Bridgen. Grower and Next Generation member Edward Backhouse said: “This isn’t something that you get to do every day, or even something I think I’ll get to do again. “To have the opportunity to speak directly with MPs about the issues that matter personally to my business and the wider industry is great, and to have them be so open about everything was quite refreshing.” More