Certainly not, we already pay RT once so why the hell should they get another payment via AHDB, so in effect we pay RT twice.
I would have thought the Horticultural vote result should be a wake up call, gather there is a spud one ingoing and what if there was a cereals one, be the end of AHDB, so it maybe in their best interests to withdraw the funding from RT and actually support the levy payers, ie us.
AHDB has announced yesterday it is winding down significant activities on behalf of the horticulture and potatoes sectors.
While still awaiting a decision on the future by Ministers in England, Scotland and Wales, AHDB wants to reassure levy payers their views have been heard following recent ballots in the two sectors.
AHDB is now stopping programmes of work that could be restarted in the future by grower associations, individual growers or the supply chain. This work includes for example, export market access and promotional international trade event work, consumer marketing campaigns and market pricing and insight information. AHDB will continue to deliver limited emergency work on pests and diseases, including the Extension of Authorisation for Minor Use (EAMU)’s and some...