They are doing as I said previously.Bit of a long read. Discuss...
"These assurance guarantees are required for the rest of the supply chain to be confident in using the raw material and on selling of the final processed product."
The assurance scheme doesn't involve any "Confidence". The only thing the assurance scheme does is control the price of food traded over the UK farm gate putting the UK farmer in a uncompetative position compared to imports.
"“Farm Assurance: The Seller is responsible for ensuring the goods supplied against the contract meet the requirements of a recognised crop assurance scheme and membership of such scheme remains valid through the movement period."
Farm assurance doesn't guarantee that the food sold is fit for eating. In fact, there doesn't have to be any food involved at all.
Farm assurance doesn't guarantee that the food supplied ex farm meets specification.
Doesn’t sound like ahdb are doing themselves any favours if arable farmers ever get to have a vote for their futureBasically they've created a story to enable Red Tractor to pretend to continue to be respectable. A farmer could be red Tractor assured and still use these mythical illegal pesticides, they're hardly going to declare anything are they?
It's a bit of a shame to say it in one way but we really would be better off without the AHDB and their compromised ways. They may have some good staff but the organisation isn't really any good at a fundamental level if they can't support their own levy payers with fair market access.
Doesn’t sound like ahdb are doing themselves any favours if arable farmers ever get to have a vote for their future
At least one thing benefits us all. The more lies they tell then the more stupid the idiot owners of RT come across. So Non Farming Union, AHDB and AIC there's a day of reckoning coming to you.
Quite silly of you not to just agree the show is over.
Who would want to be in your shoes beavering away covering up tracks.
I really don't know what they think of us. Not certain if they believe everything they've written, or think we're straw chewers and we'll believe every word of it. That article is purposefully slanted isn't it?
Can't remember the figures exactly, but need something like 3,000 signatures for cereals (or was it 3,800, can't remember), or about 700 signatures for oilseed growers. Think they should have paid levy in past 12 months.What is the process to force a vote on scrapping them?
They are guarantors to RT. No-one seems to want to say if they part own them or not.Do AHDB own a share of RT? I thought they had just been paying them a sub to ‘help them develop’, until recently?
My apologies if the facts spoil the venom being thrown their way.