Dear NFU

Bruce Almighty

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
England
Dear NFU

Money’s tight & I have to cut costs.

I now have a dilemma, I have to pay for my farm assurance & all the costs associated with it

I can’t afford both that and your membership sub so one of them has to go.

I’m now reluctantly resigning from NFU, but I feel you only have yourself to blame.

I don’t like the way office holders sneer at some grass roots members if they don’t tow the line.
 

Smith31

Member
With all due respect.The staff employed by the NFU are similar to the staff employed by the local Kwik Fit garages and supermarkets, at 4pm their shift ends, they couldn't care less who stays or leaves.

The NFU are too big to worry about a few farmers leaving unfortunately. However fully support your reasoning (y)
 

Sid

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
South Molton
With all due respect.The staff employed by the NFU are similar to the staff employed by the local Kwik Fit garages and supermarkets, at 4pm their shift ends, they couldn't care less who stays or leaves.

The NFU are too big to worry about a few farmers leaving unfortunately. However fully support your reasoning (y)
Well thats not true as I've definitely seen staff members in the Walkabout at gone 4! 🍺
 

DeeGee

Member
Location
North East Wales
I haven’t always been the biggest fan of the NFU but I have to say that the staff I deal with at our Wrexham office always exceptionally pleasant and helpful with any issues from general enquiries to insurance matters.

I don’t agree with some of the UK policies, and certainly not Red Tractor or Farm Assurance, but I value their legal helpline service, and at local level I cannot fault the NFU.
 

Bald Rick

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Anglesey
I haven’t always been the biggest fan of the NFU but I have to say that the staff I deal with at our Wrexham office always exceptionally pleasant and helpful with any issues from general enquiries to insurance matters.

I don’t agree with some of the UK policies, and certainly not Red Tractor or Farm Assurance, but I value their legal helpline service, and at local level I cannot fault the NFU.
Yes but you’re dealing with NFU Cymru.... and I entirely back your sentiment about service even up to and including Cardiff.

Having been twice to the NFU conference in Birmingham, I have to say that it’s nothing but a bean feast and mutual back slapping of each other
Boo I say
 

Clive

Staff Member
BASE UK Member
Location
Lichfield
Yes but you’re dealing with NFU Cymru.... and I entirely back your sentiment about service even up to and including Cardiff.

Having been twice to the NFU conference in Birmingham, I have to say that it’s nothing but a bean feast and mutual back slapping of each other
Boo I say
my experience of NFU Scotland and NFU Cymru is VERY different to the English NFU ..... night and day different attitude, all should not be tarred with the same brush
 

Bald Rick

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Anglesey
Sorry to un concur, but NFU Cymru ain't up to much either.
With due respect ... and of course I’m dealing with N Wales staff mainly ... I think you’re wrong

But I am set to wondering whether we benefit from having two Unions making each other up their respective games?
 

Claas joins the autonomous tractor club

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Written by Justin Roberts

Claas has taken a minority shareholding in the Dutch autonomous tractor startup company, AgXeed B.V.

The new company has developed a tractor designed to be autonomous from the ground up, rather than try to adapt existing machines, or create smaller robots dedicated to a limited range of tasks.

AgXeed’s pilot machine is a diesel hybrid powered unit on tracks which uses a suite of software which, the company claims, is easily scalable.

Like many small technology start-ups seeking to gain a foothold in the machinery market, the company also points to the product as being part of a larger system rather than just another way of performing standard tasks

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