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    Blood sucking ahdb

    I think we are better with nothing. Given you have spent the last ten years trying to change the ahdb with no luck. We must finish the job and bury the ahdb for good. The name alone is bad enough the British potato council or home Grown Cereals sound was much better. Sometime the name can...
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    Blood sucking ahdb

    Austin7you should have voted yes to the ballot, those of us that voted no mean just that. A yes vote means change according to Saphir. No means the end of ahdb potatoes and horticulture and that's what we voted for. Also I think it is White raddits business as he and other growers started this...
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    Blood sucking ahdb

    I am buying top quality Wilja for our farm shop because we have cleared our own Marfona at £5 a bag delivered. If you can make money at that price you must be a very good grower.
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    Blood sucking ahdb

    Good cartoon,I think you should add NFU on the digger at the bows
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    Blood sucking ahdb

    I am just getting the papers ready for red tractor inspection on Monday. What a load of rubbish how they can they say this makes our crops any better it is just a load of bits of paper. That's our next job to get rid of them.
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    Blood sucking ahdb

    The situation looks very bad for the ahdb particularly the management and the way they mishandled the ballots. How anyone could think it could be salvaged is beyond belief. I think there is a use for a voluntary producer organisation similar to The British Free Range Eggs which produce a monthly...
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    Blood sucking ahdb

    They could have had the decency to have put the results on the forum
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    Blood sucking ahdb

    Wow what wonderful news,well done to the petitioners who started the ball rolling without them we would still be shackled to this awful ahdb. Maybe they will wish they had treated me and many others with some better respect. Mr Saphir its time to change.
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    Blood sucking ahdb

    Hi white rabbit have you heard anything adout the potato ballot?
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    Blood sucking ahdb

    Good to see you back white rabbit. I think back to June last year when you started this campaign, no one could believe it possible to expose the discontent about the ahdb. Now others on the forum are seeing that may be Red tractor and the NFU have a similar belief that they don't need to listen...
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    Blood sucking ahdb

    I would have hoped that with your knowledge of the problems within the potato sector you will vote "no" in the ballot. Mr saphir has already abused his position in that he has used our Levy funds to try to influence the vote with full page adverts in the FW etc. This is a miss use of funds and...
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    Blood sucking ahdb

    I think with all of the problems you highlight about ahbd management they will not change, they have just got worse and particularly their failure to engage with the levy payers. It is time for them to stand on their own feet and to make the levy voluntary. I would support an organisation to...
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    Blood sucking ahdb

    I now the HGCA was funded by levy, but it was just working for cereals, so was much more focused than the ahdb's catch all try to please everyone stance at present . This is the reason I will vote "no" in the potato ballot they have spread to far.
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    Blood sucking ahdb

    I don't see why it shouldn't be voluntary the those that see a value can join. At present the ahdb give away all their research work information to all including those who don't pay the levy. Bring back the old HGCA and scrap the rest.
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    Blood sucking ahdb

    I will say one thing highland mule you don't give up on the "lies" assertions, but in this case you are flogging a dead horse.
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    Blood sucking ahdb

    The biggest lie come from the ahdb in trying to influence the ministers decision on the ballot. No one seems to know how they linked a yes/no vote to the amount of levy paid by each voter. This could even have been concocted to suit the ahdb propaganda machine, but in any case was not part of...
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    AHDB Farmers Weekly advert

    Agree entirely why should they waste our levy money on adverts telling us all the good they do. It was intended to be used for research and development, which they seem to have forgotten about. Its all because they have just lost the horticulture sector vote and the potato sector are in the...
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    Blood sucking ahdb

    We will know how many soon, Defa seems to agree a ballot is necessary now for all sections. Rigged ballots and consultation are the cause of the discontent some of the so called facts put out by red tractor and ahdb insult our intelligence.
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    Blood sucking ahdb

    Austin7 your letter to Nick Saphir highlights the very sorry state of the ahdb today. It is sad that they have reached the state of farmers resenting them, to the point where they have had to force a ballot to show their discontent. Your letter sums up the situation very well, I hope Nickolas...
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    Blood sucking ahdb

    It looks as if it your turn to be part of a consultation over live exports. It is very frustrating when the results are skewed and they have decided the out come before it has started.This has happened with the reviews of ahdb and now red tractor and many others, good luck I hope you get a result.
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