First off lets get this clear - TFF is a independent knowledge exchange platform for farmers, it has no remit or ambition to lobby or represent UK farmers is any way. Topics discussed by members on TFF are led by those members, of which I am just one. The below post is my opinion solely as...
I have just listened to a podcast featuring a regenerative livestock farming couple, and they were discussing the changes from BPS to the ELM scheme. What are everyone's thoughts on the ELM scheme? Will it make farming fairer? Will it change things for new entrants? Does anyone have any...
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...
OK boys & girls. Some of you do venture out of this forum to "Agricultural Matters" where you will no doubt have seen many threads on Red Tractor (RT).
However there has been little input from us dairy farmers - probably due to the fact that most, if not all, our supply contracts state that we...
So it's became very clear to me that there is 2 reasons why farmers don't like RT and assurance schemes-
1) They don't like the compliance and paperwork - Understandable it's not for everybody and it doesn't make you a better farmer.
2) Their not getting bang for their buck via premiums- Totally...
Video: Farming Forum Q&A
Written by The Team
Farmers were invited to put their questions to Defra’s Janet Hughes and David Kennedy at a recent Q&A session hosted by The Farming Forum.
Janet is Programme Director of the Future Farming and Countryside Programme. David is Director General for...
254: The Red Tractor consultation on proposed new standards
Written by AHDB
The evidence suggests shoppers are becoming increasingly curious about where their food comes from.
Red Tractor says the logo is seen on around £14bn worth of food products sold each year, and many retailers...
A couple of dry days and the lakes are starting to recede. Birds are singing and thoughts are turning to spring. So what are your plans for the flooded area's ?
Leave them, plant a cover or patch in a spring crop of similar type ?
I was going through an old box of family papers today, and at the bottom of it found a small book with my great grandfathers name on it and a date of 1897. It is Book II in the University Series - A Catechism of Agriculture.. It was published in Belfast in 1892.
There is some cracking stuff in...
Can any one please help me I would like to know where Aldi meat comes from it’s all labelled Ashfields who don’t exist
I tried to gain information and did find out that the pork etc comes from America
Who indirectly get it from Mexico and other countries ?
Money’s tight & I have to cut costs.
I now have a dilemma, I have to pay for my farm assurance & all the costs associated with it
I can’t afford both that and your membership sub so one of them has to go.
I’m now reluctantly resigning from NFU, but I feel you only have yourself to...