British Farming Union on TFF

Bald Rick

Livestock Farmer
All a bit secretive and would have no idea what I would actually be joining.

Needs to be much more frank and open. If its merely a discussion platform, TFF is perfectly adequate... and FREE


Livestock Farmer
Who or what is behind this ?
I just spotted the section where you can join up but no explanation as to who is organising it ......or am I behind the times ?
Morning we are really at the very very early stages of getting this off the ground and as you can understand there will be many who will not want it to succeed so we're trying to get our first impressions right .
I have joined even though I am currently a member of the NFU , I have been at several meetings where the anti meat agenda has been brought up , including by Cornwall wildlife Trust who offered to do a joint campaign on the benefits of livestock farming , NFU didn't want to know. I personally don't feel represented by the NFU and feel there is a need for something new.
@Humble Village Farmer & @Grass And Grain can hopefully provide you with more information.
You could all join and have a input into getting this off the ground?


Arable Farmer
Just give it a little time. Many have been saying "something must be done" and something is being done. But it takes more than ten minutes to make sure the basics are right even if its just checking noone already has the blasted Twitter name already.

There is a small fee on day one. Thats not going to be used for fancy dinners. If it all comes to nothing, I believe the money will be distributed to charity.

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...