Davies NFU VICE president Meurig Raymond and his twin brother Mansel, NFU Cymru”s dairy board chairman, have both been recognised in the New Year Honours List.

The brothers, who farm in partnership in Pembrokeshire, were awarded MBEs for services to agriculture in Wales.

Patrick Holden, director of the Soil Association, was honoured for his services to organic farming. Mr Holden, who is also a partner in a mixed organic farm in west Wales, was made a CBE.

Other food and farming-related awards include:

COMMANDER OF THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE (CBE)

Dr Anthony Harris, chairman, West Midlands Rural Affairs Forum, for services to agriculture and the environment.

Lady Sylvia Jay, director general, Food and Drink Federation, for services to the food and drink industries.

Pam Warhurst, deputy chairman, Countryside Agency, for services to the environment.

OFFICERS OF THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE (OBE)

Celia Bennett, lately director, British Meat Processors Association, for services to the meat and livestock industries.

David Heather, lately deputy chief executive, Agricultural Industries Confederation, for services to the fertiliser industry.

Tony Pexton, chairman, Sustainable LINK Programme Management Committee and Assured Combinable Crops, for services to arable agriculture.

Graham Ward, chairman, NFU horticulture board, for services to horticulture.

MEMBERS OF THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE (MBE)

John Alvis, managing director, Alvis Bros Ltd, for services to agriculture in the South West.

Deborah Barber, director, South of England Agricultural Society, for services to agriculture.

Margaret Cameron, farmer, for services to agriculture in Scotland.

Dr David Carmichael, managing director, Battle and Pears, for services to agriculture.

Edwin Gillanders, for services to agriculture and agricultural journalism.

Richard Harvey, director, Manor Farm Feeds and chairman of the Rural Energy Trust, for services to agriculture in the East Midlands.

William Jordan, chairman, W Jordan (Cereals), for services to the food and drink industry.

Susan McCartney, personal assistant to the director, Rothamsted Research, for services to agricultural research.

Thomas Renwick, farmer, for services to the community in Cardrona, Peebleshire.

Brian Warren, for services to agriculture in Devon.

Ronald Wilson, managing director, Wilson”s Country, for services to the food processing industry and to charity.

ROYAL VICTORIAN MEDAL – BAR TO THE RVM (SILVER)

Ivan Boggis, tractor driver, Sandringham Estate.