Red Tractor: Consultants brought in to complete review
28th November 2023
The NFU has appointed consultants Campbell Tickell to complete the independent review into Red Tractor’s governance.
Red Tractor halts new standards and modules amid NFU review
31st October 2023
All new Red Tractor standards and additional modules have been put on hold until the first NFU independent review is complete.
Are you prepared for new slurry legislation?
24th October 2023
The recent Slurry Forum 2023 brought together industry experts to discuss upcoming legislation and government funding, as well as a run-down of the options for storage, covers, additives and testing. Livestock editor Sarah Kidby reports.
Calls for Red Tractor review after recent controversies
20th October 2023
Following the recent introduction of a voluntary environment, Red Tractor has come under significant criticism from farmers and farming groups for “taking a step too far”. NSA is calling for a review of its governance and future direction, while the AHDB said it supports discussion on the future of farm assurance.
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.