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Review and reform not revolution

Writers Sarah Calcutt Last edited 01/02/21
I’m not going to try to tell you how to vote; I can’t do that, but there is a bigger picture that is under threat here.

You can’t furlough a hen

Writers Anita Head Last edited 01/02/21
I’ve thought long and hard about what to write this month; the shorter the days, the longer it seems to take me.

People need educating

Writers Monica Akehurst Last edited 01/02/21
People need educating, so they understand that certain behaviour can unwittingly have a negative impact.

Values seem crazy

Writers Nick Adames Last edited 04/01/21
Laments the fact that a litre of premium bottled natural water sells for as much as two to three times the price of every litre of the milk his herd used to produce.

For a farmer of any age to retire is problematic

Writers Stephen Carr Last edited 04/01/21
The Government has, at last, released its Path to Sustainable Farming plan for English farming post-Brexit.

Fingers crossed for 2021

Writers Alan West Last edited 04/01/21
Very best wishes to everyone for 2021, we can only hope that this coming year is a little less interesting than 2020, although I do think it was probably a little less challenging for sheep keepers than it was for many others.

The trend is your friend

Writers Elved Philips Last edited 04/01/21
Well, 2020 went out with more of a bang than a whimper, as far as grain prices go. Even with the low wheat crop that we forecast this time last year, no one could have honestly expected the high domestic values we have seen in the past two months.

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