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    Which 1.5 tonne digger?

    I’ve got a building job to get done. Rather than hire a 1.5 t mini digger for say 9 months, I’m considering buying one and keeping it for about year. Thinking of spending up to £8k plus vat but ideally the less the better. It won’t have a huge amount of work to do, just several fiddly small jobs...
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    American visitors

    Life goes on. I understand why I am considering it. Quarantine measures would mean minimal risk to my family, - versus the significant benefit to my family and I of them being here. I’ll have a go at considering why they politely asked about our thoughts on them coming here. Well, I guess it’s...
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    American visitors

    Cheers. They can get here, there are flights from Switzerland to London. The trains are running from London. I can provide them with a farm car at the station. Once they’re here they can quarantine. I would have thought it’s pretty low risk for us compared to going shopping for example. Just...
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    American visitors

    We’re supposed to be hosting a young American couple, (who are currently in Switzerland) on a work experience program. Once here they won’t be in contact with anyone else, and will live in their own separate accommodation. We will shop for them for the first 2 weeks. Just trying to find some...
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    Another new beef herd thread

    Good advice, thanks.
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    Another new beef herd thread

    (y) Cheers, don’t know much about cattle, but know that I don’t want them!
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    Another new beef herd thread

    Thanks all, any opinions on White Parks? What’s their temperament like?
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    Another new beef herd thread

    Cattle advice needed please - sorry for all the questions, but it’s a bit difficult to chat to my neighbours for advice at the moment. I’m considering buying a few native breed cows / heifers, possibly polled and certainly docile. They will live outside all year round, on permanent pasture...
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    Boris........

    Should reporting the PM’s state of health be covered by patient confidentiality? Surely we all have a right to know the general state of our PM’s health.
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    Anyone Received Environmental Payments for 2019

    Had to get my MP involved to get the balance of 2018, finally got it last November.
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    Anyone Received Environmental Payments for 2019

    Got paid today - mid tier scheme. (y)
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    Spring OSR

    Yeah, tried a small plot last year which was terrible - ended up scrapping it.
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    Spring OSR

    Anybody ever successfully grown this? I'd like to stick in a small area (couple of acres) for oil processing. I've read they like fine seed beds, but any other tips to get the stuff to grow and avoid flea beetle problems etc.. Plant early / late?
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    Anyone Received Environmental Payments for 2019

    Claim verification here. 2017 mid tier
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    Countryside Stewardship Payment Period

    That's interesting - I'm also waiting for some of my 2018 mid tier money. So far, since July, I've been told: "Thats all you're getting, you've been fined £xxxx for non compliance" - even though i'm fully compliant with my agreement. "Just checking through your files - I'm sorry but we've...

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