Farmers and rural landowners must make their voices heard ahead of Brexit negotiations, says the Country Land and Business Association.
"The role affords me the opportunity to indirectly influence Agriculture policy post-Brexit."
Stuart Agnew, UKIP agriculture spokesmanThe new party chief said Mr Agnew, who has a farm near Fakenham and is an East of England MEP, understood the huge challenges the industry was facing and the changes needed post-Brexit.
One in five Scottish farmers may retire early due to fears over Brexit, according to a survey by Scotland's Rural College (SRUC).
The UK farm and food industries are demanding tariff-free access to the single market post Brexit.