Response to Greener Farms Commitment announcement

Friday, 22 March 2024

In a joint response to the news that Red Tractor has ceased plans for the Greener Farms Commitment, the four UK Farming Unions – NFU, NFU Cymru, NFUS and UFU – together with the AHDB, said:

“We welcome today's news that Red Tractor has listened to feedback from its members and has axed the proposed Greener Farms Commitment.

“It’s also pleasing to see a commitment from Red Tractor that it will only consider future environmental standards with sector consensus and full consultation. This is essential in rebuilding trust with farmers from across Britain, something we are pleased that Red Tractor has said is a priority and is already acting upon.

“We welcome Red Tractor’s desire for a more transparent, open and effective relationship with farmers in future.”