NFU Email - Cropping Intentions

Steevo

Member
Location
Gloucestershire
Just had an email from NFU regarding a cropping intentions survey.

On the one hand I partly admire them for asking their members for their input. On the other hand, given their recent activity I'm very reluctant to give them any true information at all. They seem so wedded to Red Tractor and the supermarkets that I'm pretty sceptical that providing commercially sensitive information would be used for the benefit of representing their farming members.

I fully recognise that the NFU can only represent members as best as possible if they have the information and views of their members and I would be happy to provide this IF they had shown me that they can be trusted.


Dear......

The NFU urgently needs to assess the impact the appalling situation in Ukraine and input cost inflation might be having on the remainder of this cropping year and the potential changes to your plans for the next cropping year.

If you grow combinable crops, we'd really appreciate it if you could participate and complete the questionnaire via the link below. The survey will be open until Sunday 8 May 2022

Click here to take part.

Knowing this information will support the NFU in calling for the correct policy interventions to support your businesses and help us explain the cropping decisions you are facing to policy makers.

Our survey aims to capture information on grower plans to increase, decrease, change, or cease cropping; what is driving this and your key concerns.


Thank you,

NFU Combinable Crops Team
 
Just had an email from NFU regarding a cropping intentions survey.

On the one hand I partly admire them for asking their members for their input. On the other hand, given their recent activity I'm very reluctant to give them any true information at all. They seem so wedded to Red Tractor and the supermarkets that I'm pretty sceptical that providing commercially sensitive information would be used for the benefit of representing their farming members.

I fully recognise that the NFU can only represent members as best as possible if they have the information and views of their members and I would be happy to provide this IF they had shown me that they can be trusted.

Why are you still a member?
 

roscoe erf

Member
Livestock Farmer
Just had an email from NFU regarding a cropping intentions survey.

On the one hand I partly admire them for asking their members for their input. On the other hand, given their recent activity I'm very reluctant to give them any true information at all. They seem so wedded to Red Tractor and the supermarkets that I'm pretty sceptical that providing commercially sensitive information would be used for the benefit of representing their farming members.

I fully recognise that the NFU can only represent members as best as possible if they have the information and views of their members and I would be happy to provide this IF they had shown me that they can be trusted.
don't tell em pike
 

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