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  1. onesiedale

    Ecosystem services

    Govt. Now announcing a new grant scheme encouraging financial services and investors onto the land. Can't quite see how land managers benefit other that taking the carbon credit penny. . . maybe :unsure: . Or am I missing something...
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    Real food packaging

    Food packaging has always been one of the biggest factors in the route to market for many products. The packaging industry is very influential in food product development. It will be interesting to see how this spat pans out -...
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    Rally against #weeatbalanced propaganda

    @AHDB News is there a plan for this afternoon?
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    "The best purchased farm inputs come coiled up"

    Couple of conversations on TFF last few days have had people thinking about farm inputs. Are the best inputs "coiled up" , "in a tin" , "home grown" , or should they just "fall from the sky" ? What's your best input? I think water pipe and electric fencing.
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    Food education at Groundswell 2021

    @martian Just listening to Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall on the radio and can't help but think that a 'food education' aspect would add an extra, but logical, dimension to Groundswell. Not only would it help promote healthy food and eating but also demonstrate to decision and policy makers (and...
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    'Nature' should be a verb not a noun

    I'll just stick this here rather than lose it in another thread. Just take 10 minutes out of your day to read and digest. You'll feel better for it https://medium.com/@russconser/manifesto-for-a-renewable-food-revolution-59c384f62a73
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    Reith lectures -Mark Carney

    Has Dr Mark Carney just signalled a new golden opportunity for land managers and possibly farmers) to manage corporations carbon off-setting? Or Has he just underpinned the financial value of land?
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    ELMS - can we influence it?

    ELMS is nearly upon us ,but none of us know exactly how it will hinder or benefit us (or the environment) either financially or practically. DEFRA don't know either. What messages and advice do we need to send out to the politicians, advisors, media and influencers to make sure that farming and...
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    Pallets; re-using

    Is there anyone out there who has a pallet collection service? We have a stock of pallets on the yard, perfectly good, many only used once. However delivery drivers wont take them back. Seems such a waste
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    Bristol to Ashbourne

    I've got a cold store to move from Bristol to Ashbourne. All dismantled ready to move, but it will need handballing on. (help available to load and unload) Ideally be moved in a curtainsider Angus 07855 234194
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    Cubicle fixings

    On a project at the moment and we've 8 cubicles left, but run out of fixings. These are the clamps that hold the cubicle to the front hanging rails Anyone got any spare, leftover after their project?
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    Woodburner flue - inside or out?

    We are planning to put a woodburner into our new (to us) barn conversion home. Are we best running the flue straight up through the ceiling, through the bedroom and through the roof. Or out the back ,of the burner at 90⁰, through the 3' thick wall and up the outside, with an s-bend to miss the...
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    Why facts don't change minds

    https://jamesclear.com/why-facts-dont-change-minds An interesting view put forward here. I've posted in the holistic section as it requires some deep thinking, rather than flippant reaction. However, it is probably more relevant in ALL of the main conventional sections of the forum Enjoy!
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    Who's wants to have the support of a Dragon?

    https://www.peta.org.uk/media/news-releases/attention-dairy-farmers-dragons-dens-deborah-meaden-peta-launch-new-competition/ Surely we could turn this round into a PR opportunity? Or should we be seriously considering entry? :rolleyes:
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    Home schooling

    Are there any resources out there that are reasonably well structured lesson plans meeting national curriculum needs that are agriculturally/food centred? Given the current rush in interest for local food, farm shops, butchers and dairies have been overwhelmed with support. There is a captive...
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    Field hospitals

    Watching the news tonight, there's a stark contrast between the 4000 bed Nightingale hospital in London and the half hearted 'scout camp' in Central Park NY. Somehow I do feel that New Yorkers really have drawn the short straw now. :oops: Where would you rather be treated?
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    Charities/volunteer helpers for the older generation

    My parents live about an hour away in Crewe. Mum's prescription medications ran out this week and she walked to the chemist 3 days running to pick up prescription ' that wasn't ready yet'. :banghead: No matter how much I tried I couldn't get any response from the pharmacy to let us know of...
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    Mono-culture and food supply

    For some time now mono-culture has been looked upon as a bad agricultural practice. Whilst we all agree with the practical benefits it gives regarding production operations, I think the vast majority of us have seen unintended consequences. To that end the industry has been actively seeking to...
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    Will RegenAg be given the chance to feed the world?

    About a month ago I was quite confident that the RegenAg / Holistic management message was beginning to filter through into mainstream Ag. However, the outlook for food production/consumption is now looking drastically different. Mother Earth may be starting to breathe more comfortably from a...
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    Will RegenAg be given the chance to feed the world?

    About a month ago I was quite confident that the RegenAg / Holistic management message was beginning to filter through into mainstream Ag. However, the outlook for food production/consumption is now looking drastically different. Mother Earth may be starting to breathe more comfortably from a...
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