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Storey Congratulates New UFU President

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North Antrim DUP MLA Mervyn Storey has congratulated newly elected President of the Ulster Farmers Union local farmer Victor Chestnutt.

Victor, was voted in as president for two years.

Commenting Mervyn Storey said,

This is not only an honour for Victor on a personal basis but also for farmers across North Antrim. The role of President is a challenging one, but I have no doubt that Victor, as he has already demonstrated in his role as Vice President, will be more that capable to rise to those challenges and continue to give leadership and a voice to the farming community of Northern Ireland.

His vast experience as a livestock farmer and his knowledge of all other aspects of the industry, qualify him for this prestigious position.

Victor follows in the footsteps of a number of local farmers who have had the honour of being UFU President, including

There are many issues that face our local farmers, not least the ongoing issues in relation to Covid and our exit form the EU.

I very much welcome his comments in his opening address to the AGM, regarding duplication and his call for the disbandment of Shared Environmental Services. These matters have hindered progress within farming and have cost the industry millions of pounds.

I would also place on record my apprection to outgoing President Ivor Ferguson for all his hard work over the last tow years.

I look forward to working with Victor and wish him all the best in his new and challenging role.

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