Dear NFU ........

Because we know you are reading these threads.

A very simple question that requires just a very simple answer.

We the farmers of the U.K. want to buy your share in Red Tractor.

How much please ?
That's not the impression I get.

Now I'm not an NFU member and I stopped paying about 10 years ago because I didn't like the double standards of RT back then and it was the only protest open to me after quite a few letters. I totally accept I therefore don't have a "voice" with them as it were. I'm not interested in bashing the organisation either - but it is important to point out glaring discrepancies. It is still not correct for the NFU to claim they don't own Red Tractor - they are part owners. I'm not really convinced the RT fee goes to anything constructive either.

But I would much rather constructive discussion as would we all. I would suggest I think its fair to say a lot of shouting from the "backstabbers" has got the oxygen needed for to make a point, but you can't pull the wool over people's eyes forever until they get annoyed.
That's not the impression I get.
Well it’s the impression I’ve had for the last 15 years. When you get invited to HQ twice and told on both occasions things will change, then they don’t, you quickly realise what they actually think of their members. It’s time it’s shut down and the £100 million reserves their sat on redistributed to the 65,000 members. That’s a nice £1500 each to come back.

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