Time for the next step against RT/NFU?

Vader

Member
I have mentioned it before, but is it now time to start to up the pressure?
Get the troops together under 1 banner so to speak.

Under 3k will put a full page ad in farmers guardian.
Presume similar in FW.
Place an ad for farmers to join the new TFF Union.
Use go fund me to raise the cash for it.
Needs a couple of people we can trust to over see it.
Going public on forming a new farmers union will really shake the system.
Once we get more farming members than the nfu, we are then the voice of farming and the gov and industry have no excuse not to engage with us.

The time is now for this while RT and Co are on the back foot and things like elms needs sorting.

Thoughts?
 

delilah

Member
I always thought they had a reputation for being a pain in the arse rather than be a negotiating group.

lol guess so. Point being, if there's folks on here who want to belong to a 'negotiating' rather than 'pita' group, why not just join FFA and make it thus ? Constitution etc etc already there, far easier than starting a new organisation ?
(Being in the 'reform the NFU' camp, I only have a passing interest in this)
 

robs1

Member
All we need to do is for every farmer to write to whoever they sell their produce to that from 1st of jan they will be leaving all FA schemes, as we have seen with CF when these firms have no raw materials they sh!t themselves, we have a golden opportunity while import delays are on going to smash this con, the food manufacturers and supermarkets need us like they never have before,
 

Vader

Member
If folks don't like the NFU in its current guise, or don't want to try to change the NFU, why not join Farmers For Action ? Genuine question. Its my understanding that FFA are active ?
Tainted brand from past.
Facebook page not exactly active..
We need new start.
 

Vader

Member
lol guess so. Point being, if there's folks on here who want to belong to a 'negotiating' rather than 'pita' group, why not just join FFA and make it thus ? Constitution etc etc already there, far easier than starting a new organisation ?
(Being in the 'reform the NFU' camp, I only have a passing interest in this)
FFA doing much negotiation lately?
TTF already had members in a group talking to people in power, so why not expand on that.

Side note, why are you interested in trying to reform the nfu when all know it will never happen...
 

Vader

Member
Why spend £6k that you don't have on a couple of adverts when you could do the same job for nothing as a story ? In magazines that most folks on here say they no longer take ?
Not that I was ever in, but i'm out :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: .
Because you can not be sure they will run the story.
Also you can pay for targeted emails to every farmer for less if wanted to go that way.
Option to get the message out includes Facebook boosting.
 

Vader

Member
All we need to do is for every farmer to write to whoever they sell their produce to that from 1st of jan they will be leaving all FA schemes, as we have seen with CF when these firms have no raw materials they sh!t themselves, we have a golden opportunity while import delays are on going to smash this con, the food manufacturers and supermarkets need us like they never have before,
But we need to get the message out yo organise things like that.
That's why we need to have a group, everyone members so can organise things better for various actions.
 

tullah

Member
Location
Linconshire
All we need to do is for every farmer to write to whoever they sell their produce to that from 1st of jan they will be leaving all FA schemes, as we have seen with CF when these firms have no raw materials they sh!t themselves, we have a golden opportunity while import delays are on going to smash this con, the food manufacturers and supermarkets need us like they never have before,
I'm waiting and ready like thousands of others for the starting gun.
 
Mills have good as zero storage. Just all agree not to stick assurane stickers on for a fortnight and see when they start using it anyway.
If we don't get any sensible outcome, then I think people will do something, don't quite know what it will be.

Non-assured fortnight, rival RT scheme, etc. I think there are some determined people, who might have been underestimated.
 

stewart

Member
Horticulture
Location
Bay of Plenty NZ
All we need to do is for every farmer to write to whoever they sell their produce to that from 1st of jan they will be leaving all FA schemes, as we have seen with CF when these firms have no raw materials they sh!t themselves, we have a golden opportunity while import delays are on going to smash this con, the food manufacturers and supermarkets need us like they never have before,
Best of luck with that one, the markets require assurance of their products, you are not the only ones that have to meet the very stringent criteria and they are getting more stringent all the time. If you don't want to do it then fine, someone else will.
Your comment regarding Supermarkets needing you like never before is reminiscent of "They need us more than we need them". As above I wish you well and the best of British luck to you.
 

NI agri-food stakeholder groups discuss climate change bill with committee

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Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland

The Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) recently submitted oral evidence to members of the Stormont Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (AERA) committee on the content and potential impact of the Northern Ireland Climate Change Bill (No.2).

This draft legislation was recently introduced to the Northern Ireland Assembly by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) in conjunction with agriculture minister, Edwin Poots.

“We were accompanied by representatives from a wide range of food industry bodies, including the Northern Ireland Meat Exporters’ Association,the Ulster Farmers’ Union [UFU], Northern...
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