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  1. Clive

    Todays Red Tractor Webinar - My questions

    Lets see if any get asked ............ do not hold your breath !! Q1 -"Guy Smith stated in the Farmer Weekly podcast: “Clearly that [Red Tractor Assurance] is over the top where routine co-mixing is happening.” “Co-mixing will always be a problem.” “I want to investigate the possibility of...
  2. principal skinner

    Andrew Blenkiron

    As per poll. He wants to insult us, then let’s take the fight right back to the board and show them we are not naive, miss understood or back stabbers but we will stand up and be counted when needed.
  3. W

    Cancel your NFU membership now

    There’s loads of threads about Red Tractor and within them loads of moans about various quangos within all the Ag sectors. Guys and Gals for christ sake just cancel your NFU memberships tonight. Send emails to you local secretary informing them you are cancelling because of the likes of Red...
  4. Agrovista News

    Webinar: Should you be undersowing maize?

    Should you be undersowing maize? Wednesday 17th February 2021 11.00am Join Agrovista Agronomists Dan Knight and Phil Campion, along with Head of Rural Consultancy Phil Edenborough, as they discuss undersowing maize. The team will cover the benefits to growers, how to practically achieve...
  5. Brisel

    What does Red Tractor cost you in cash terms?

    As per the title really. This started elsewhere, so @Chris F thought this was a thread in itself, so here we go. Based on the statement from Jim Moseley in the NFU meeting on Red Tractor that the average fee per farm is £50, what are the direct costs to you as farmers? RT levies CMI/SAI etc...
  6. Farmer Fin

    It’s official. Ploughing is good for soil OM!

    From today’s SRUC webinar. I’m not brave enough to post it in the DD section of the forum.
  7. W

    Commingle.......

    I don’t like slating anyone involved in ag, but the Guy smith reply to the red tractor debate was dire. of course they have to mix products and that is why we are fed up with this nonsense of being gold plated for us and not for everyone else who supply’s part of the supply chain. Guy smith...
  8. A

    Combine and tractor replacement policy

    In the 2000's replacement policies were easy. You could buy high end machinery as reasonable prices and they would halve in value over 5 years. Financed over 5 years you could then px for the newer model and costs per acre would be similar. Today. Machines halve in 3/4 years and second hand...
  9. TFF

    How has the way you get advice and information changed since Covid 19 restrictions? What has been the biggest difference?

    We are working on a project with ADAS, University of Gloucester and others to look at the impacts of Covid on farmers. There are a number of threads on here about NRoSO, BASIS, shows but would be interested to hear from individual farmers and how things have changed for them personally...
  10. Badshot

    This year's nroso course

    Who's tried it? I'm part way through. Multiple choice questions. So far can't see an easy way to go back through the lesson text to find the answers so you have to guess if you don't know. Then module two starts with qualifications for cultivator mounted applicators, (new module so more money to...
  11. Clive

    The Red Tractor ACCS referendum

    The Red Tractor logo or brand does not appear on products that UK cereal growers supply the ingredients for so unquestionably has no value to end consumers of bakery and other cereal products The processors of these products including the likes of Hovis and Warburtons have stated that they have...
  12. Bogweevil

    Beet growers have a neonic seed treatment for 2021

    Statement on the decision to issue – with strict conditions – emergency authorisation to use a product containing a neonicotinoid to treat sugar beet seed in 2021 Published 8 January 2021 Contents The process for assessment and decision-making The requirements for emergency authorisation The...
  13. N

    A Red Tractor Alternative

    So instead of paying for assurance which bakers dont even use on their bread labelling.... could farmers upload 10-20 photos per year of their stores, sprayer, combines, records etc to a free photo sharing site. On submission of photos, you get stickers. Run by Farmers for Farmers. the public...
  14. Agriland RSS

    Northern Ireland arable conference moves online for 2021

    Written by Rachel Martin Major Northern Ireland arable conference, the Agronomy and Business Management Conference for Arable Growers, is set to go digital for 2021. This online event, which is jointly organised by the College of Agriculture Food & Rural Enterprise (CAFRE), the Ulster Arable...
  15. S

    NRoSo

    I had an email today, informing me how many points I need to get in the next 12 months. Considering we’ve been in the pandemic since March, and some of us have also been shielding, with no events, field trials or even close contact with agronomists . Don’t you think they would’ve rolled things...
  16. D

    NROSO

    Following on from the RT thread and as I’ve an inspection booked soon I’m just wondering about NROSO and the pointless points? It seems pretty much unachievable at the moment to gather any up and any course I’ve been on in recent years appears to be going over old ground as they run out of...
  17. casemx 270

    Looking For Work Drillman/Sprayer Operator/Arable Operator

    Looking for a full time and long term position due to impending redundancy Seeking new opportunities and challenges 20 years with current employer East Midlands area. Highly experienced with high hp tractors and trailed seed drills and self propelled and trailed sprayers up to 36 metres NRoSO...
  18. principal skinner

    Red Tractor

    Has anybody else received the following email, asking for how it should be run in the future Dear Red Tractor Member, As we move towards a new era in British farming, it feels like the right time to reflect on just how far we have come as an industry. Many of you have been producing great...
  19. Rob_AD

    Sprayer

    Farming 180 acres cereals, currently in a share farming arrangement which is coming to an end. Going forward have to decide whether to buy a sprayer or use a contractor. In this area most contractors are silage and slurry focused, so spraying is secondary... What would you do? Is a second...
  20. TeresaM

    Strategic Cereal Farm Week - Winter 2020 - Join us for the results, discussion and a forward look

    Join our Strategic Cereal Farm hosts for a week of online activities based around our themes of managed lower inputs and building diversity above and below ground. 16 - 20 November 2020 David Aglen, Brian Barker and Rob Fox all host AHDB Strategic Cereal Farms. During this week, they will be...
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