NFUS presidential hopeful under attack
TOM THOMSON, the milk convener (chairman) of the National Farmers Union of Scotland (NFUS), has accused the unions presidential contender Peter Chapman of failing to support the interests of the dairy sector.
Mr Thomson launched a scathing attack on Mr Chapman at a Dunblane meeting of the NFUS, accusing him the lack of special aid for dairy farmers.
But outgoing NFUS president George Lyon defended the position of the leadership pointing out various initiatives that had been taken.
Mr Thomson also alleged slow progress in implementing the date-based export scheme to allow Scottish producers to resume beef exports.
Mr Lyon said he was pressing forward with the issue.
- NFUS presidential hopefuls profiled, FWi, 01 March, 1999
- NFUS set to flex its muscles, FWi, 29 January, 1999
- Scots farmers prepare lobby on reform, FWi, 27 January, 1999
- Race on to lead Scots NFU, FWi, 02 January, 1999
- The Herald 05/03/99 page 30