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Farm Assurance and Standards

Red Tractor Scheme

Red Tractor Assurance sets effective, internationally recognised production standards that apply to various product sectors and to different links in the food supply chain. The standards cover food safety, animal welfare and environmental protection. Armston Group is assured for arable crops, beef and sheep.

LEAF Marque

LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) promotes environmentally responsible farming. LEAF Marque farmers produce good food, with care and to high environmental standards, identified in-store by the LEAF Marque logo.

NROSO National Register of Sprayer Operators

A central register of sprayer operators using Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as a means of ensuring ongoing training.


BASIS is an independent organisation set up at the suggestion of the UK Government in 1978, to establish and assess standards in the pesticide industry relating to storage, transport and competence of staff.

Natural England Environmental Stewardship

Entry Level Stewardship

The Entry Level Stewardship (ELS) scheme provides a straightforward approach to supporting the good stewardship of the countryside. This is done through simple and effective land management, requiring land to be maintained in good agricultural and environmental condition.

Higher Level Stewardship

HLS aims to deliver significant environmental benefits in priority areas. It involves more complex environmental management to achieve a wide range of environmental benefits over a longer period of time.

East of England Farm Business Awards 2012

Winner of the 2001 - 3000 acre class.