NFU link for conference The Fresh Produce Consortium has broken with tradition and for the first time is joining the National Farmers' Union in a joint conference. Horticulture in Focus in London on February 28 will include a session led by Douglas Henderson, chief executive, on ways to increase fruit and vegetable consumption. It is being organised by Nexus Horticulture. The FPC has found it increasingly difficult to attract delegates to its own annual event which has been a major date on the calendar for more than 50 years. In its heyday it could command over 350 participants. Douglas Patie, FPC executve, said no decision had yet been made over whether the joint conference with the NFU would become a regular annual event. {{FRESH PRODUCE }}