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An Gof

Member
Location
Cornwall
Where have the Nfu turned on RT? 🤷🏻‍♂️

They have most definitely NOT turned against RT. They are desperate that it continues. The top table are firmly behind it and that will not change whilst the current President is in office.
Members are being offered a sop ....... I was extremely disappointed at their asks of RT published in the current BF&G. In my opinion what they are proposing will make the situation MUCH worse, particularly the “divide and rule” suggestion of adding bolt ons something that previously has been resisted.
 
They have most definitely NOT turned against RT. They are desperate that it continues. The top table are firmly behind it and that will not change whilst the current President is in office.
Members are being offered a sop ....... I was extremely disappointed at their asks of RT published in the current BF&G. In my opinion what they are proposing will make the situation MUCH worse, particularly the “divide and rule” suggestion of adding bolt ons something that previously has been resisted.

Didn’t think they had. Their on the gravy train as well so if they see one ponzi con scheme fail, they know they’ll be next.
 

Clive

Staff Member
NFFN Member
Location
Lichfield
It's taking me a long time to catch up with this thread, but this post in particular caught my eye.

Option 1 - I feel that we already have this for free with the likes of TFF and those farmers who are active on other social media highlighting issues and engaging in sensible debate. The lack of action from NFU in this area means they will wither on the vine as they fail to keep up with progress in communication.

Option 2 - Non starter. Even the big players don't have the financial backup to start something to compete with the NFU's money pit from scratch.

Option 3 - This I feel is a very good idea. I was a member of the FSB for several years when I started a small engineering business. I was always impressed by their work and the support offered. Since re-entering agriculture, I haven't seen the need to rejoin as I hadn't seen a significant benefit to a farming business. But, if there are any members on here, it would be interesting to open communication with the FSB to see what they could offer the agricultural sector.

One of the big benefits from my membership were the networking events, putting small business owners amongst potential customers who were also small players. Much of the FSB membership will be end users of our products - small shops, cafes, pubs, restaurants, bakeries, butchers, etc. Being amongst them and forging direct sales may give us a route out of the current NFU/RT/Supermarket dominated hell.

I think a chat with the FSB could be a good idea
 

Bruce Almighty

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Warwickshire
In the meantime, how about some comments on the RT Facebook page ?
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JP1

Member
Livestock Farmer
I debated posting this here or on the Things That Make You Smile thread:

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Humble Village Farmer

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NFFN Member
Location
Cb97ej
Change of tack by the non farmers union over the proposed trade deal with Australia.

It seems they are not so keen on some imports but other imports are fine and require less scrutiny than uk produce which has to be farm assured. Why is this?

You would have thought their retail, processing and manufacturing members would be delighted with the prospect of cheap Australian beef and lamb. They will probably forget about farm assurance so long as it's cheaper

It'll be interesting to see whether they are able to maintain this dual approach.
 

willy

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Rutland
The consultation of the proposed new rules went swimmingly well and that every farmer fully supported in making RT even more stupid, while importing food with no Assurance !!


Exactly this, I had another audit today and they honestly think we are behind them, f**king retards. I don't mind doing things to improve the world but I detest doing pointless paper exercises just to tick a box
 

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

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