The Farmer Network partners Exeter University on this project to create a network of farmer discussion groups across the UK. Last night, UKDG members had an online meeting with Red Tractor Farm Assurance CEO, Christine Tacon with both Cumbria and Yorkshire Dales Farmer Network members attending.  The clear message from farmers was that Red Tractor assurance is something they should be proud of, but the standards can in some cases be challenging and inappropriate. There were also concerns expressed about the financial impact on smaller farming businesses both now and in future should “life- time assurance” become a standard.  If you are interested in becoming a UKDG member through the Farmer Network, please contact Adam or Carol on (01768) 868615 or e mail