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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.”

Why are we bound in red tape?

Writers Richard Wood Last edited 03/12/14
Promises, promises, promises. I do seem to remember the right honourable David Cameron MP assuring the electorate on entering Number 10 that he would cut back the amount of red tape that is choking this country to death.

Crops in good condition

ArableWriters Last edited 13/02/15
I seem to start every article with the weather and in the last week I have heard long range forecasts which have predicted the wettest winter on record and the coldest winter on record – which certainly covers the extremes.

Are you sweetcorn or broccoli?

Writers Stephen Carr Last edited 03/12/14
I do hope that anyone interested in marketing products to arable farmers will find my research interesting

Maize is biggest threat to wheat values

ArableWriters Elved Philips Last edited 13/02/15
Another month slips by with the price of feed wheat increasing by £7 per tonne over the period.

Our industry is very vulnerable

Writers Sarah Calcutt Last edited 03/12/14
‘You should live like you could die tomorrow, you should farm like you could live forever’

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