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Red Tractor Farm Assurance - Combinable Crops & Sugar Beet

Red Tractor Farm Assurance (RTFA) British combinable crops and sugar beet producers are worlds class, grown on farms that are managed by well-qualified, caring and highly professional farmers.

Crops covered by the scheme include; wheat, barley and rye, oilseeds (such as linseed and rapeseed), pulses (such as peas and beans) and most recently, sugar beet. The phrase 'Combinable Crops' refers to the harvesting methods by combine harvesters, which picks the crop from the ground and separates edible parts of the plant, the seed or bean, from the rest. The scheme was set up in 1998 to address food safety concerns and the quality requirements to different buyers, especially millers and bakers. These crops are widely used in food and drinks, milling wheat for flour and malting barley for beef and whiskey. Many are used in animal feed for livestock. Separate sugar beet standards are incorporated  with the Assurance Standard for combinable crops into a single set of standards for combinable crops and sugar beet.

Many farm crops visits are for combined audits with Beef and Lamb, produce and other schemes. The scheme also offers Cold Crush Oilseed Assurance for processing and cold pressed production of oilseed meal (which can then be incorporated into assured livestock feed production).

The Red Tractor Farm Assurance - Combinable Crops & Sugar Beet is a 'Qualifying' scheme for the Red Tractor logo which means that products from the scheme will be clearly identified to consumers as they carry the distinctive Red Tractor.

Verification
All crops assured producers are issued with sheets of crop membership stickers which producers should use on passports for every load of grain leaving the farm.
 
 
>>Go here to download your Red Tractor Farm Assurance Combinable Crops & Sugar Beet application packs
 
Useful links and documents
Anglia Farmers
Know Mycotoxins
Home Grown Cereals Authority (HGCA)
Pesticides Register of Approved Products (PSD)
Woldmarsh - Agricultural Buying Group
 
 

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