62 - Minette Batters

62 - Minette Batters

By LBC

Rachel Johnson's Difficult Women

Sunday, 21 August

Minette Batters is president of the National Farmers Union and has repped the interests of 55,000 farmers in England and Wales through arguably the industry’s biggest upheaval in living memory. Her intray is Upheaval – and unprecedented and monumental challenges. On top of Brexit. A humanitarian food crisis triggered by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The worst drought for 500 years. The twin peak challenges of global warming and global feeding. It’s her daily bread as she too is a farmer. Minette runs a tenanted mixed family farm in South Wiltshire which is dry as the Sahara, where the land is baked rock hard, the grass crisped to dust and the future is just as uncertain for her farm and her crops and animals as it is for all her members.
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