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Arnaud Rousseau, new strongman of the FNSEA


PORTRAIT – With his agro-industrial profile, the new president of the agricultural union will have to prove that he represents all farmers.

The clothes do not make the man!

This popular adage corresponds well to the profile of the new strong man of French agriculture, Arnaud Rousseau.

He will succeed Christiane Lambert at the head of the first tricolor agricultural union, on April 13, during an extraordinary board meeting.

The 69 directors have just been elected or re-elected at the 77th FNSEA congress in Angers.

Smiling, well dressed, with an advantageous physique from the top of his 1.88 meter, this almost fifty-year-old who expresses himself clearly in public is as comfortable in his street shoes as in his boots, on his tractor.

But he has the image of an


and not of a small peasant from the 1970s with his cows and his barnyard, a cliché corresponding to the imagination of urban dwellers out of step with reality.

He has a very pragmatic approach to things and fights to the end to get results.

Damien Greffin, farmer and close friend of Arnaud Rousseau

Arnaud Rousseau is indeed president of Avril Gestion, a company with 7 billion euros in turnover created by farmers in 1983 to promote the French oils and proteins sector...

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Source: lefigaro

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