Farm leader Peter Kendall is set to reveal whether he will stand for re-election as NFU president – or whether he will step down when his fourth term in office ends.
The starting gun will be fired on the NFU leadership race when nominations open at the union’s council meeting on 14-15 October. Candidates are expected to emerge as NFU county AGMs are held during the autumn before the election on 26 February 2014.
Mr Kendall is widely seen as one of the NFU’s best presidents – by those both inside and outside the industry.
The positions of NFU deputy-president and NFU deputy president, held by Meurig Raymond and Adam Quinney respectively, are also up for grabs.
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