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Try challenging sheep on feed

Writers Alan West Last edited 08/01/15
Welcome to 2015. I hope that the year has started well for you all. Once we get into the new year, thoughts of sheep producers really do begin to focus on preparation for the lambing, which, for many, will be just two or three months away, for a few, even less.

Farming problems, the same the world over it seems

Writers Sarah Calcutt Last edited 08/01/15
This edition of SEF is an interesting one. My contributions have been interesting to put together and have given me further insight into the developments of several local companies who have moved away from their core business into other profit centres.

World wheat prices reflect Russia fears

Writers Kevin Attwood Last edited 08/01/15
As one calendar year ends and another starts it is sometimes worth reflecting on what has occurred and what has been learnt over the last 12 months.

Agency’s performance is a scandal

Writers Nick Adames Last edited 08/01/15
It is 12 months since the Arun Valley was last seriously inundated with water and the Environment Agency (EA) have still done nothing constructive to remedy two decades of neglect.

Farage is a rabble rouser

Writers Richard Wood Last edited 08/01/15
Well, thank goodness that’s all over!

A year of mixed fortunes

Writers Alan West Last edited 03/12/14
With Remembrance Day still in my mind, maybe it is the time of year, or maybe it is just my age, but recently I seem to have spent a lot of time in reflective thought, as last month’s article showed.

We used to eat crow

Writers Nick Adames Last edited 03/12/14
I had to suppress a wry smile recently when hearing DEFRA secretary of state Liz Truss mention the government’s latest view on solar farms, expressing their increasing perception that “their (solar farms) rapid development risked the production of food from the UK.”

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