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steveR

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Mixed Farmer
I fail to see how the NFU can read the mind of a Jeremey Vine producer, responding to a topic that was at least ten days old at the time. And who's first port of call was to ring me, who is far from an expert on the particular subject. What can the NFU do about that?

What that producer wanted was an media untrained farmer to go head to head on the air against an actual, full time anti.

As farmers what we all need to do is think "Am I *actually* the best person for this? What would a corporate company do?"

And then refer the producer to the NFU, or TFA, or AICC or whoever. But at the very least understand that getting it wrong could be disaterous.
Very good points and your 3rd para is very pertinent.

I am usually willing to pontificate about anything, but seem to have reached the age, when I know my limitations! Thinking on your feet in the face of an antagonistic interviewer is one thing, having the in depth knowledge and ability to convey it to the masses, is one for the pros or at least, those with some training.
 
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Swarfmonkey

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Hampshire
I’m hoping that one day somebody will challenge Monbiot on what he is. He’s billed as an environmentalist, he’s not, he’s a journalist. How many hedges has he planted? How much habitat does he manage? I suspect none.
We’re the environmentalists, not him, and this needs making clear one of these days.

He's a left wing activist playing at being a journalist these days. He sure as hell didn't edit the "Land for the Many" dross for the Corbyn-era Labour Party for any other reason.
 
I’m hoping that one day somebody will challenge Monbiot on what he is. He’s billed as an environmentalist, he’s not, he’s a journalist. How many hedges has he planted? How much habitat does he manage? I suspect none.
We’re the environmentalists, not him, and this needs making clear one of these days.

What the world needs are a lot less environmentalists like Monbiot and a lot more snipers.
 

andybk

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Mendips Somerset
thought colin ( shouty yokel 😂) was on after the yorkshire lad
colin cloude be one of somerset’s best digger drivers and restores of old massey combined and tractors
he is quite a character
have had quite a few interesting nights in oak hill pub few years ago
Your rich if you can drink there lol , its one of my locals , cloudy is a good mate of mine , always up for putting the world to right !
 

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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).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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