Guy Smith's response to FW article on AIC rules.

What's he talking about. I don't get his argument.

We say we want AIC to allow UK grain to have same intake requirements as imports. Guy is waffling on about government, neonics, and watering down RT rules to lowest common denominator is bad.

We're not talking about lowering RT rules, we're saying we don't need RT at all to supply to a feed mill in same way as imports.

Is it just me?

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roscoe erf

Member
Livestock Farmer
What's he talking about. I don't get his argument.

We say we want AIC to allow UK grain to have same intake requirements as imports. Guy is waffling on about government, neonics, and watering down RT rules to lowest common denominator is bad.

We're not talking about lowering RT rules, we're saying we don't need RT at all to supply to a feed mill in same way as imports.

Is it just me?

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What did you expect it’s the tail that wags the dog with these political farmers
 
The last paragraph is the money shot - if the processors agreed to take UK grain on the same basis as imports then any them who want higher assurance standards would have to pay extra for them. As of now they get them for free. And they want to keep it that way.
Quite. We've effectively got to be assured, otherwise we can't even sell to a feed mill.

Make it optional, then feed mills can decide If they want RT or not. Then, if they want RT, but mill down the road doesn't, they'd need to pay a premium.

True market forces working well. No complaints about that. Would be a good thing.
 

7610 super q

Member
Arable Farmer
Oh Guy. What are we going to do with you. I liked your articles years ago in the Arable magazine.(y) Your tales of owning a Ford 7000 elevated you to god like status.:cool:
But then you got involved with the NFU and became snooty and aloof.:headphone: Full credit to you for venturing down to the Southwest to suffer the wrath of GUTH however.:eek:
Then you got involved with Red Tractor and lost the plot completely.💸💸💸💸💸

Resign your post immediately, save face, and we can draw a line under this whole nasty business, and move on.:joyful:
 

roscoe erf

Member
Livestock Farmer
Oh Guy. What are we going to do with you. I liked your articles years ago in the Arable magazine.(y) Your tales of owning a Ford 7000 elevated you to god like status.:cool:
But then you got involved with the NFU and became snooty and aloof.:headphone: Full credit to you for venturing down to the Southwest to suffer the wrath of GUTH however.:eek:
Then you got involved with Red Tractor and lost the plot completely.💸💸💸💸💸

Resign your post immediately, save face, and we can draw a line under this whole nasty business, and move on.:joyful:
Happens to em all as they climb that greasy pole
 

Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

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Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

Written by Lisa Applin

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In July, we opened the applications window for farmers to join our Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot.

The Sustainable Farming Incentive is 1 of the 3 new environmental land management schemes. It sits alongside the future Local Nature Recovery and Landscape Recovery schemes.

Through the Sustainable Farming Incentive, farmers will be paid for environmentally sustainable actions – ones that are simple to do and do not require previous agri-environment scheme experience.

We are piloting the scheme to...
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