Hung out to dry ?

uztrac

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Location
fakenham-norfolk
I heard a snippet of news this morning on Radio 4 concerning something in todays Financial Times about the proposed trade agreement with the USA & a relaxation of standards to get the trade talks moving and in particular "agriculture ".Perhaps other forum members can put some meat on the bone on this one please !!
 

Whynot

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Location
Rugby

When are we going to learn, the UK public and government don’t care about British Ag. This is the reason I wanted to stay in Europe, so many people were passionate about things being better if we left! If this is the start of things to come it’s going to be interesting times.......
 

Hereward

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Location
Peterborough
If you applied the same logic, all the clothes we wear which are produced in the Far East with working practices and standards not allowed here would also be banned as would most consumer electronics etc...
Whilst I completely agree we shouldn't be importing produce of lower production standards, this would make world trade impossible.

We need to educate consumers they have a choice, we have or at least did upto Covid some of the richest consumers on the planet, many happy to pay an extra few pence for a picture of a fluffy rabbit on the package and a story to go with it.
 

neilo

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Montgomeryshire
I heard a snippet of news this morning on Radio 4 concerning something in todays Financial Times about the proposed trade agreement with the USA & a relaxation of standards to get the trade talks moving and in particular "agriculture ".Perhaps other forum members can put some meat on the bone on this one please !!

You may have missed the numerous threads on here about the ag bill, passing through parliament yesterday. There were amendments proposed that, amongst other things, seeked to prevent the importation of ag products that were of lower standards than those produced here. Those amendments were voted against by the Conservative Party (mostly), opening the way to a free for all. Never mind, 'let's get this done', whatever the cost. :censored:

Best buy some shares in a Vaseline factory, we're all going to need plenty of it!
 

When are we going to learn, the UK public and government don’t care about British Ag. This is the reason I wanted to stay in Europe, so many people were passionate about things being better if we left! If this is the start of things to come it’s going to be interesting times.......
Exactly, i ranted and raved about this before the brexit election, now its clear, the EU protect agriculture, westminster are only interested in the general public(where all the votes are), what farmer in their right mind would vote for this???
 
You may have missed the numerous threads on here about the ag bill, passing through parliament yesterday. There were amendments proposed that, amongst other things, seeked to prevent the importation of ag products that were of lower standards than those produced here. Those amendments were voted against by the Conservative Party (mostly), opening the way to a free for all. Never mind, 'let's get this done', whatever the cost. :censored:

Best buy some shares in a Vaseline factory, we're all going to need plenty of it!
Does that mean that if goods are produced to our standards they can come in?
I thought the current situation was that because the US uses hormones and antibiotics the meat wasn’t allowed here as it would bugger up our export to eu
 
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neilo

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Montgomeryshire
Does that mean that if hoods are produced to our standards they can come in?
I thought the current situation was that because the US uses hormones and antibiotics themeat wasn’t slowed here as it would bugger up our export to eu

The amendments that were proposed would have ensured that anything that came in would have to be up to the same standards (on a number of parameters, such as health & welfare, etc) as that produced here. Our elected government voted those amendments down, allowing them to negotiate trade deals that allowed chlorinated chicken, hormone treated beef, etc to come in.
 
The amendments that were proposed would have ensured that anything that came in would have to be up to the same standards (on a number of parameters, such as health & welfare, etc) as that produced here. Our elected government voted those amendments down, allowing them to negotiate trade deals that allowed chlorinated chicken, hormone treated beef, etc to come in.
Oh dear
 

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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