A fortnightly update on horticulture & potatoes issues and our work on behalf of our members

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A fortnightly update on horticulture & potatoes issues and our work on behalf of our members.

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NFU Horticulture and Potatoes chairman, Ali Capper, explains why members should get familiar with the new Red Tractor standards sooner rather than later, and how the NFU's Audit Pack can help. Read more ...

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Defra has opened a consultation on impending changes to fees for statutory plant health services provided by the Animal and Plant Health Agency in England and Wales until 31 October. Read more ...

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The NFU’s popular Audit Pack is being overhauled to cover the latest Red Tractor fresh produce standards which come into effect on 1st October. Read more ...

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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is reminding potato growers of the importance of managing risks to workers during the potato harvest as it launches its latest inspection initiative. Read more ...

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The Feel Good Family is backing the NFU's Fit for the Future campaign to get the public eating more fruit and veg. They need your help with a ground breaking piece of research which will help food services businesses to better promote healthy foods. Read more ...

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The NFU is once again taking part in Brassica Week. In a breakfast meeting held on the morning of the second day (12 October 2017), guest speakers will explore what the future holds for our industry post-Brexit, where we’re going with crop protection products and how the NFU is promoting British produce to retailers. Read more ...

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This short survey is being run via YouGov to gather more detailed feedback from suppliers on the issues of forecasting, promotions and delay in payments. Read more ...

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NFU chief EU exit and international trade adviser, Gail Soutar, takes a closer look at Prime Minister Theresa May's recent speech in Florence. Read more ...

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The NFU has raised a series of questions with the RPA/Defra following the announcement in early August of key changes to greening for 2018. Read more ...

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Farmers are being urged to keep making the case for glyphosate on social media and to their MEPs, as the campaign to get it reapproved enters its crucial final phase. Read more ...

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Get the latest activity updates from the NFU Horticulture and Potatoes team, plus an overview of key successes, policy priorities and latest news. Read more ...

 
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