Farmers Weekly Podcast Episode 30: Farmer anger at Red Tractor chair vote

Farmers have called for for the resignation of Assured Food Standards chairman Lucy Neville Rolfe – after she voted against measures to protect British farmers from cheap food imports.

The amendments to the government’s Agriculture Bill sought to ensure that food imports to the UK will meet the same high standards as those met by British farmers and growers.

Also on this week’s podcast, Back in the USA – British beef is being sold in America for the first time in 24 years. Could China could be next on the menu?

See also: Shock as Red Tractor chair votes ‘to lower food standards’

As a major British supermarket chain unveils plans to source food only from UK farms that are carbon neutral, we talk to a new group formed to promote regenerative agriculture.

We’ve all the latest market news – with arable prices climbing upwards this week, how much should you be paying for straw supplies this coming winter?

And we meet Britain’s Fittest Farmers – after dozens of contestants tough it out to be crowned national winners.

 

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