Red tractor new proposals


It seems to me that farmers have become the slaves to RT!!

Reminds me of the old joke.....

A man owned a small farm in Scotland. The Inland Revenue claimed he was not paying proper wages to his staff and sent a representative out to interview him.

'I need a list of your employees and how much you pay them,' demanded the rep.
'Well,' replied the farmer, 'there's my farmhand who's been with me for 3 years. I pay him £200 a week plus free room and board.'

'The cook has been here for 18 months, and I pay her £150 per week plus free room and board.'

'Then there's the half-wit. He works about 18 hours every day and does about 90% of all the work around here. He makes about £10 per week, pays his own room and board, and I buy him a bottle of whiskey every Saturday night. He also sleeps with my wife occasionally.'

'That's the guy I want to talk to...the half-wit,' says the agent.

'That would be me then,' replied the farmer.


Livestock Farmer
sw scotland
Time to declare the couple you keep in the attic?
I can see where the big retailers are nervous about supply chains but they should sort out how they can be supplied by £5 single use clothes from sweat shops before getting excited about most farms.
Surely there could be a risk assessment based on a wage slip or the absence of 20 caravans parked in a shed.
For assurance we are asked what we do in a severe weather event now. Real answer is fed cattle then help out the neighbours, right answer is some vague risk assessment

AHDB winding down horticulture and potatoes operations as Ministerial decision awaited

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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...