Lunch today was kindlily hosted by the Federation of Swedish Farmers (LRF) at the organisation’s Stockholm headquarters (Franzéngatan). In his welcoming words LRF Vice-President Thomas Magnusson reminded us that this was very much an organisation in which the EESC’s President, Staffan Nilsson, had been closely involved and for a long time, at first as a local and regional leader, and later as a member of the board of directors.