Arable farmers are being encouraged to vote on the future of the Foundation for Arable Research. The deadline is August 23 and the referendum will determine FAR’s future. Voting papers were posted last month to farmers who grow arable grain and seed crops, maize and cereal silage. The online voting system, is automatic and more secure and closes at 12 noon on August 23, with voting results expected five days later. A ‘yes’ vote will ensure FAR’s continued existence, while a ‘no’ vote would result in the organisation being wound up, and all research and extension programmes ceasing.