20 Feb 2017

French and European farm leader Xavier Beulin dies

Feb 20, 2017 - World farmers community is deeply sad for the loss of Xavier Beulin a formidable farmer and an European leader in the farming sector.

The leading French farming organisation FNSEA has announced the sudden death of its president Xavier Beulin, who also led a major agribusiness group.

FNSEA announced Beulin’s sudden death on Sunday at the age of 58, saying “he gave everything for the open and independent representation of farmers”. Beulin was France’s leading farmer representative since 2010 and was due to stand for re-election next month.

Beulin was previously a vice-president of COPA-COGECA.

Our thoughts are with his wife Laurence and his children.