Sussex dairy farmer Gwyn Jones has been elected as the vice-chairman for the COPA/COGECA milk working group.

Mr Jones, who is also chairman of the NFU dairy board, has represented English and Welsh dairy farmers on the European farmers’ and co-operatives’ group for the past two years.

Speaking after his appointment Mr Jones said:

“The EU dairy sector faces some real challenges – World Trade Organisation negotiations, the ongoing process of CAP reform and the growing power of international retailers.

The milk working group of COPA/COGECA has a vital role to play.”