Dispatches - Red Tractor

B'o'B

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Arable Farmer
Location
Rutland
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Steevo

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Location
Gloucestershire
I'm guessing this is probably based quite a bit on what 2Sisters have been pushing in the media for the past month or so - food is too cheap and prices will have to go up.

I don't think anyone (politicians included) outside of agriculture realises how much the (global) cost of fertiliser will cause food prices to ramp up over the next year or so.
 

MrNoo

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Arable Farmer
Location
Cirencester
I'm sure they'll spin it in a positive light, trying to justify their control of our market, be a joke if it's imported grain, guess the NFU will be balls deep backing up RT as is the norm, two completely abhorrent organisations joined at the hip.
 

Clive

Staff Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lichfield
On Channel Four, and you think ag in general is going to be painted in a good light? :scratchhead:

If it criticises RT, I suspect it will be because it is 'the farmer's scheme', which we use to hide poor practice. :banghead:


I'm "told"

"it is likely that the episode of Channel 4’s Dispatches on Monday evening will focus heavily on animal welfare and food production in the UK, featuring undercovering filming at a large UK chicken farm. It appears that the central premise of the film is that food prices are too low, impacting the standards of production applied across the UK."
 

Clive

Staff Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lichfield
On Channel Four, and you think ag in general is going to be painted in a good light? :scratchhead:

If it criticises RT, I suspect it will be because it is 'the farmer's scheme', which we use to hide poor practice. :banghead:

can't blame anyone for thinking that when Red tractors created and is owned by the NFU can you !

They are damaging UK ag with this rubbish now
 

Hfd Cattle

Member
Location
Hereford
I'm "told"

"it is likely that the episode of Channel 4’s Dispatches on Monday evening will focus heavily on animal welfare and food production in the UK, featuring undercovering filming at a large UK chicken farm. It appears that the central premise of the film is that food prices are too low, impacting the standards of production applied across the UK."
If that's what's being said then I think it will fall on deaf ears . It is in danger of showing farming practices in bad light.
The e economics of Farming are not what the General public care about it will be the animal welfare that tugs the heart strings ......that said I'm going to watch and hope I'm proved wrong .
Thankyou for flagging it up though 👍
 

Grass And Grain

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Yorks
Will watch with interest.

Dispatches want telling how bad RT is. It's likely to damge the reputation of our industry. It needs outing and getting rid of before it's too late and causes a genuine food scare. It's a disgrace imho.

Heading on towards 1 in 14 cereal farms were suspended from RT in past 12 months iirc, yet it gets swept under the carpet.
 

Werzle

Member
Location
Midlands
I saw the advert after the last dispatches program, highlights the daily losses etc. Programs can paint any picture they like, true or false. Imagine highlighting the amount of times crops are sprayed and the sprays used to ripen crops , add abit of dramatic music and shock horror . Farm assured or not!
 

Clive

Staff Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lichfield
Will watch with interest.

Dispatches want telling how bad RT is. It's likely to damge the reputation of our industry. It needs outing and getting rid of before it's too late and causes a genuine food scare. It's a disgrace imho.

Heading on towards 1 in 14 cereal farms were suspended from RT in past 12 months iirc, yet it gets swept under the carpet.

has always only been a matter ion time before Red Tractors lack of integrity came to the publics attention - we all know its completely flawed, I suspect this is juts a start on the hatchet job investigative Journalists could do if they get their teeth into assurance schemes

trouble is its shows farmers in a bad light ....... yet this isn't of our making, we are victims of what the NFU have created here
 

Grass And Grain

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Yorks
has always only been a matter ion time before Red Tractors lack of integrity came to the publics attention - we all know its completely flawed, I suspect this is juts a start on the hatchet job investigative Journalists could do if they get their teeth into assurance schemes

trouble is its shows farmers in a bad light ....... yet this isn't of our making, we are victims of what the NFU have created here
Farmers are going to be totally the victims.

We've no choice but to be in RT because we've had our markets cut off by them.

RT is a flawed scheme.

It will likely get exposed by journalists.

We then look bad. No fault of our own.

People like NFU, AHDB, UK Flour Millers have backed it all the way.

Our reputation will get damaged, but we're trapped. We can't escape the bad press.
 

Steevo

Member
Location
Gloucestershire
Farmers are going to be totally the victims.

We've no choice but to be in RT because we've had our markets cut off by them.

RT is a flawed scheme.

It will likely get exposed by journalists.

We then look bad. No fault of our own.

People like NFU, AHDB, UK Flour Millers have backed it all the way.

Our reputation will get damaged, but we're trapped. We can't escape the bad press.

.....and then RT etc come along and say they will rigorously review their processes and standards to ensure that farmers are producing safe British food. :rolleyes:
 

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