National Farmer’s Union NFU

the voice of British farming

  • The NFU was founded in 1908 and is financed by members’ subscriptions. We are not affiliated to any political party and have a completely democratic structure. See our Who’s Who list here.
  • Today, our trade association is the largest farming organisation in the UK, providing a strong and respected voice for the industry and employing a team of 500 staff to support the needs of its members locally, nationally and internationally … (about 1/2).

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Who’s Who; Our Work; Membership; Sectors; Regions; Complaints; News; Press; Directory; Careers;
Contact online. Contact your regional office.

About 2/2: … Among its many strengths is its unique network of local offices and advisers, co-funded by NFU Mutual (Insurance, Pensions, Investments), meaning NFU members are never far from one of our representatives.  

Contact your regional office. These branches are co-ordinated from the NFU’s purpose-built headquarters on the Royal Showground at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire.

NFU Mission Statement:

  • The NFU champions British farming and provides professional representation and services to its Farmer and Grower members.

History – Supporting farmers for over 100 years:

  • On December 10, 1908, a meeting was held in an ante-room at the Smithfield Show to discuss whether a national organisation should be formed to represent the interests of farmers. The outcome was the National Farmers’ Union.
  • Its first President, Colin Campbell, worked tirelessly to get new branches off the ground, encourage membership and establish the NFU’s credibility with Government, at a time when farming was going through the longest and deepest depression in its history, as imports of cheap grain and frozen meat flooded in from abroad.
  • From those modest and difficult beginnings, the NFU has grown to become one of the most effective and respected trade associations in Britain.

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