n Farmer’s Weekly - Justice served : on the market floor

Volume 2016, Issue 16015
  • ISSN : 0041-848X



When a market agent is caught defrauding a farmer, a long and complex legal process is put in motion. Yet often it seems as if nothing is being achieved. Ask senior managers at the Agricultural Produce Agents Council for an update on a specific case and they'll say, "No comment. The matter is still under investigation." I understand their position and the frustrations they must go through in guiding a complaint from a farmer through 'the system'. There have been successes as well as failures over the years, but the most recent 'success' is worth noting.

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