Red Tractor comes under fire for new environmental module
11th October 2023
Farmers have fiercely criticised the introduction of a voluntary environment module by Red Tractor, which is due to be available from next year.
Lantra upgrades rodent management training courses to help protect birds of prey
25th October 2022
The awarding organisation is supporting the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU) in its efforts to help safeguard the health of birds of prey.
Four weeks left to apply for funding to update electricity generators
12th April 2022
Farmers and landowners who own or operate electricity generation like solar, wind, gas and combined heat and power (CHP) have got just four weeks left to apply for funding to help them update their generation equipment.
Farmers faced with sudden changes to spreading plans
4th August 2021
The Environment Agency has issued new guidance on the spreading of organic manure, which is set to affect farmers and land managers in England – giving them very little time to adapt.
Hare coursing: Farmers continue to pay the price for criminals’ favourite sport
9th July 2021
Despite being banned in 2004 as part of the Hunting Act, hare coursing remains a costly and distressing problem for farmers across the UK
Red Tractor asks farmers to help shape future standards
5th January 2021
The UK’s leading farm assurance body, Red Tractor, is urging farmers to engage in a consultation on how its farm standards should evolve.
Goodbye 2020, hello 2021!
31st December 2020
With so much to contend with in 2020/21, Farmers Guide asked farm consultancy expert Mark Russell, a partner at Carter Jonas, for his advice on how to plan for the future when there are so many unknowns.
British carrots labelled ‘grown in Spain’
27th December 2020
Tesco has confirmed that a “small number” of its bags of British carrots, carrying the Red Tractor logo, were mistakenly labelled as having been grown in Spain.
New rules and logos to protect British food and drink
24th October 2020
Defra has announced new rules and logos to protect British food and drink, guaranteeing the authenticity of regional and traditional foods for shoppers and protecting British producers from imitation.
Online Dairy Business and Policy Conference to Address Future Farming Issues
17th October 2020
Dairy farmers will get the opportunity to hear about future farming policy and quiz Government Minsters and experts in a free series of webinars organised by the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF).
Abandon sugar import quota, growers urge government
16th October 2020
NFU Sugar has urged the government to abandon its proposed tariff-free quota for raw cane sugar imports because of its potential to undercut British growers with sugar grown in ways that would be illegal in the UK, threaten the viability of a British success story and undermine the government’s commitment to developing countries.
Lamb sector under-threat in event of ‘no deal’, CLA warns
16th October 2020
The Country Land and Business Association (CLA), which represents 30,000 rural businesses in England and Wales, has today issued a stark warning to the government on the impact that no-deal would have on Britain’s competitiveness in EU agricultural markets.