NFU president Peter Kendall will miss the milk summit in London after his flight from France was cancelled.
Mr Kendall is on holiday with his family in the south of France but has been left stranded by the cancellation.
He had been due to address politicians, food and farming industry leaders and thousands of farmers at the summit in London.
The main auditorium at Central Hall – which can hold 2,200 people – is expected to be packed for the summit, which is due to run from 1pm to 3pm.
Those attending will be addressed by farm minister Jim Paice, and representatives from the NFU, NFU Cymru, NFU Scotland, the Tenant Farmers’ Association and Farmers For Action.
They will address recent crippling milk price cuts and consider the action needed to bringing about a sustainable dairy supply chain.
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