By FWi staff
AS from the harvest in 2000, flour millers both large and small plan to source solely farm-assured grain.
A survey carried out by NABIM and covering 13 millers revealed that, at present, they are receiving between 10-20% of their deliveries as ACCS assured grain. All millers said that they were planning significant increases in assured grain over the next two years.
The survey showed that eight of the companies are aiming for 50-70% of deliveries to be ACCS-registered for the 1999 harvest period, and two are aiming for 75-95%. Three of the millers questioned are targeting 100% and, by 2000, all would be following in the same direction.
The NABIM survey comes hard on the heels of an independent survey from Wye College, Kent, which showed that some 65% of farmers were either completely or to some extent supportive of the ACCS scheme, as are 92% of merchants, 97% of feed compounders and 93% of end users.