Todays Red Tractor Webinar - My questions

Clive

Staff Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lichfield
Lets see if any get asked ............ do not hold your breath !!

Q1 -"Guy Smith stated in the Farmer Weekly podcast: “Clearly that [Red Tractor Assurance] is over the top where routine co-mixing is happening.” “Co-mixing will always be a problem.” “I want to investigate the possibility of having a stripped out assurance standard”.

Commentary: How can Red Tractor investigate it or make any decisions on this when its isn’t mentioned in the consultation?

Question: Given these statements from Guy Smith on the Farmers Weekly podcast last week, will the current consultation be withdrawn, so farmers are allowed to consult on this new possibility?"

Q2 - Is it right that a scheme created by farmers and mostly paid for by farmers does not have a board structure that gives farmers the majority vote on how its run and who it employees ? Will Red Tractor change the current trade weighted board structure to better reflect who this scheme serves and is funded by ?

Q3 -Do you think that comments made by Andrew Blenkiron, AFS Vice chair, in the agriculture press recently calling farmers that question the direction of Red Tractor “Back stabbers” and “Naive” are appropriate or give farmers any confidence that the consultation will be taken seriously and that opinion not in line with his own are welcomed ? Will he be invited to resign his position as a consequence of these insulting comments ?


Thank-you, I look forward to the answers to the above as I’m sure do many thousands of other farmers
 

Clive

Staff Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lichfield
Sorry Sophie - this isn't your meeting, we are not interested in what the BRC thinks, this WAS supposed to be a farmer meeting ?


We are not 5 years old BTW - 20 years in we know why you like RT
 

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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