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It seems over recent months that good news policy announcements for our sector have been few and far between, so it was welcoming to hear the recent Government decision confirming the roll out of E10 petrol this year.
2021 seems to be the year of the consultation. By the time you read this, the urea consultation will have closed, and no doubt growers will have had communication from Red Tractor regarding the opening of its V5 standards consultation.
NFU crops board chair, Matt Culley is a fourth generation farmer from Hampshire working in partnership with his parents and brother. The 720-hectare enterprise produces wheat, barley, oilseed rape, forage maize and rye for AD across varying soil types, from chalk and chalk loam to clay cap.
Many of you will have heard that the NFU has an ambition of being net zero emissions by 2040. At first glance many were sceptical, but this could be a great opportunity to give our industry a long overdue kick up the backside.