The Red Tractor ACCS referendum

Would you leave or remain a Red Tractor ACCS member ?

  • Yes, I would resign my Red Tractor (ACCS) membership and join a new "equal to imports" Scheme

    Votes: 579 96.3%
  • No, I would remain in the Red Tractor scheme

    Votes: 22 3.7%

  • Total voters


But the map shows lavington strepet. Fen church north of the Thames the other south. They are defifinitely going down market


Mixed Farmer
So to sum up,

RT take our money,

makes rules up that have no justifiable reason

don’t promote our products is any sort of noticeable way

and now the office holders are insulting there members via social media or the agricultural press.

Im sure as we all know RT are reading this they could come on and explain there selves?

or are they Too ashamed to do so?


Staff Member
BASE UK Member
@Guy Smith great to see you comments the other day on a simplified scheme for RT. However there is nothing about this in the consultation and Red Tractor have said they will be basing future changes on the consultation. Do you know when they will be withdrawing the current consultation and updating it with these new concepts?
consultation should be scrapped and “Guys” genius idea about a “equal to import scheme” included in a new consultation


ours sees a tech more than once a year - makes the MOT and it specific costs a joke though as its ALWAYS in 100% condition - it applies £100's of thousand of £ product a year, why would I ever not makes sure it was in tip top condition ?

I don't need a failed agronomist inspector to tell me this or to need to pay to be told this, I'm not a child and that's how it feels RT treats me
Christ, tis but a dream to have a failed agronomist inspect my farm, my inspector is a landscape gardener! And he’s a ....!
After considering a concept put forward by @Feldspar and some others, we've put a new question to the AIC. I thought it worthy of a specific thread...

It's an interesting question, and we look forward to receiving AIC's response.


Staff Member
BASE UK Member
60000 tons of Australian rapeseed reported to be heading into Tilbury and transported by barge to Erith. What assurance scheme is it grown under and is it from neonic treated seed?. I am not having a pull at Australian farmers I am trying to highlight the well documented inequality that we face .
it will not need ANY farm level assurance to be used in the UK - it will end up in the same product as UK Red Tractor OSR (which is all OSR as there is no UK market for none RT OSR )

Get ready for pest monitoring, advises PGRO

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Written by Charlotte Cunningham

The Processors and Growers Research Organisation (PGRO) has issued new advice to help growers understand the importance of measuring pest populations before any decisions are made on insecticides. Charlotte Cunningham reports. Ahead of the trapping season, the PGRO has produced a new masterclass video to help growers understand how to trap and assess pest populations. The key advice is that using a range of preventative tools will be crucial for farmers looking to reduce cases of pea and bean weevil, pea moth, and silver Y moth this spring, while finding more sustainable ways of farming in line with new agricultural policy, according to the PGRO’s research and...