Blenky resigns?

Grass And Grain

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Yorks
Red Tractor board member no longer. Resigned? Not stood again? Don't know. But not great calling your farmer members "backstabbers" because they have a different opinion and suggest some reform and improvements.

All we want is for feed mills to be able to choose their own intake standards, rather than being told they MUST only purchase RT/SQC grain.

AHDB withheld £250k funding.

Iffy RT advertising claims.

Who would want to be on any of the RT boards?

If RT doesn't change, and AHDB, NFU don't get change for us farmers, they'll all be damaged irreversibly.

Is RT crumbling?

 
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teslacoils

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lincolnshire
Good.

If you're a farmer representative on these boards, and don't fight our corner properly given we produce the basic inputs and revenue for these organisations, then you should expect to be forced out.

These sham organisations are designed to keep us disunited. But they have actually united us in our pure hatred of these fancy dining clubs.

You're all judged on results, and your results have been pee-poor.

Shut them all down. Time for a proper farmer owned grain trading board like Canada.
 

Grass And Grain

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Yorks
Calling RT farmer members "backstabbers" in the Farmers Weekly is obvs a bit daft, but the core problem is...

Our farmer reps on the RT boards are on the RT payroll.

Others should take note. Just trotting out the RT line isn't going to cut it "RT is great just as it is".

They need to listen, then act decisively to get the needed changes. Same goes for NFU and AHDB (on the RT issue).

Had no admission whatsoever from RT people that anything is wrong or should change.

They like their gravy too much. They don't want to set the marketplace free to decide on their own standards. Deep down they know, if we're given freedom, they'll haemorrhage members. RT exists not because it's great, but because they've forced us to join. And NFU, AHDB have supported this.

Clearly something is wrong, but heads are in the sand.
 

teslacoils

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lincolnshire
There is *no* reason that an organisation that composes exclusively of farmers shouldn't be strong, powerful, and work to enrich us. Somehow they have allowed mills and end users to manouver to control *our* organisation to essentially crap on us, and have the ordacity to tell us it's our fault.

The farmer board members have sold us for the usual pieces of silver. Let's keep them from moving on to their next corporate gravy role
 
Red Tractor board member has allegedly resigned.

AHDB withheld £250k funding.

Iffy RT advertising claims.

Who would want to be on any of the RT boards?

If RT doesn't change, and AHDB, NFU don't get change for us farmers, they'll all be damaged irreversibly.

Is RT crumbling?


When is Guy Smith going then because he won’t answer questions and just says his family is at risk from a terrorist attack so he can’t say anything. The bloke is the Chris Packham of the farming world.

Also when will the Nfu get rid of Minette who’s out of her depth and admit they have no connection to the farmers of this country then we can open up the new farming union at a much cheaper price?
 

Grass And Grain

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Yorks
When is Guy Smith going then because he won’t answer questions and just says his family is at risk from a terrorist attack so he can’t say anything. The bloke is the Chris Packham of the farming world.

Also when will the Nfu get rid of Minette who’s out of her depth and admit they have no connection to the farmers of this country then we can open up the new farming union at a much cheaper price?
Personally, if I were chairman, I wouldn't just rebutt complaints and suggestions.

Surely better to say "you make a good point, let's work on how best to solve the issue and improve things'.

Problem is, they don't want to let RT become optional. Why? Because they know feed mills won't care a dam if the grain is RT or not, as these mills know it's grown to UK legislative standards - and our own government, DEFRA and FSA consider this grain to be safe.

The RT board are scared of losing members on their watch. If they're so confident the scheme is great, then come on, make it optional for us. But they won't, because deep dowm they know the RT scheme only succeeds because it's effectively mandatory for base level feed grains, then flour millers also get a free lunch.
 

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Five nature-recovery projects spanning 100,000ha launched

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Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland

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Five nature-recovery projects spanning nearly 100,000ha across the West Midlands, Cambridgeshire, the Peak District, Norfolk and Somerset have been announced by the government and Natural England today (Thursday, May 26).

This is the equivalent in size to all 219 current National Reserves.

The aim of the projects is to deliver nature recovery at a landscape scale, helping to tackle biodiversity loss, climate change and improve public health and well-being.

All five projects will make a significant contribution towards the national delivery of the international commitment to protect at least 30% of land and...
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