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  • Saving Fuel

    Hi Does anyone think there is a place for tractors having natural gas engines? Thinking about it, what about other farm equipment or road transport too? All this new shale gas seemingly out there in abundance. Will eall engines be natural gas powered?
    Posted to Talking Point (Forum) by Researcher on Tue, Jun 26 2012
  • Alternative Fuels In Ag Equipment

    Hi Do we have any agri fleet managers, or purchasing professionals in the forums?? I am looking for some quality leadership opinion on alternatively fuelled mobile agricultural equipment including tractors, various harvesters & foragers, rough terrain forklifts, wheeled loaders to name but a few...
    Posted to Talking Point (Forum) by Researcher on Tue, Jun 26 2012
  • The language of the CAP

    I can’t remember any German when I need it, but every time I come to French-speaking  Brussels it seems to be the only language that leaves my mouth. Having got off the Eurostar I couldn’t even seem to remember how to ask where the taxi rank was in English. Instead I frightened a poor, unsuspecting ...
    Posted to nufsaid (Weblog) by anonymous on Mon, Mar 28 2011
  • A possible hairy situation for the NFU

    Dear oh dear. I can’t image the NFU team are a bunch of happy bunnies at the moment. Having given DEFRA secretary Caroline Spelman a telling off this week for not taking farming seriously enough, this morning it’s emerged government plans for a badger cull to tackle bovine TB are being delayed. The setback...
    Posted to nufsaid (Weblog) by anonymous on Fri, Feb 18 2011
  • The DEFRA love-in turns sour

    After the glamour of the Soil Association conference in Manchester last week, this week I’m at the NEC in Birmingham for the National Farmers Union’s annual meeting. With no general election on the immediate horizon, union president Peter Kendall in the hot seat for another year and a DEFRA...
    Posted to nufsaid (Weblog) by anonymous on Tue, Feb 15 2011
  • Liar, liar, non-organic pants on fire

    Since I started working in agricultural media, I’ve never been particularly impressed with the Soil Association’s often simplistic arguments that organic farming is superior to conventional food production. I had wondered whether the organisation had grown up a bit when, at its annual conference...
    Posted to nufsaid (Weblog) by anonymous on Wed, Apr 21 2010
  • Hair’s apparent

    You haven’t been waiting here since Wednesday night to find out who was crowned NFU vice president have you? Oh dear, I should’ve directed you to NayLo’s website – after all, he’s the place for breaking news, hey Kip? In case you don’t know, Gwyn Jones got the nod...
    Posted to nufsaid (Weblog) by anonymous on Fri, Feb 26 2010
  • Reasons not to be healthy

    I’m at the Hilton hotel in Birmingham at the moment for the NFU conference. It’s the third time I’ve been to it and I’m wondering if this year is proof I’ve finally made it in the world. For the first time ever my hotel room is actually in the main hotel block, is bigger than a [...]
    Posted to nufsaid (Weblog) by anonymous on Mon, Feb 22 2010
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