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    CF Fertilisers

    You would be amazed at how far a mobile phone will bounce !!!
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    Sunflowers

    Landward (Scottish equvalent of Countryfile) had someone growing gladioli, sunflowers etc on a pick your own / honesty box money coillection system 40p for a glad. stem and £1 per stem for a Sunflower.
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    Janet Hughes

    Not really surprised by that, just goes to show the request for co-operation on ELMS trials and subsequently requested feedback was little more than a sop to the NFU to keep them quiet (In that respect It was a resounding success?)
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    Fibre optic cable compensation

    Ours was trenched with damaged drains re-instated. Using a mole doesn’t give you chance to check for land-drain damage.
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    Fibre optic cable compensation

    Got about 1000 metres here in 2001. It’s well over 1200 mm deep with 1 chamber in an existing track. One off payment £13k. It’s “Dark Fibre” .
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    100,000 pigs to be destroyed

    We’ll obviously someone has taken the decision that a 400 % rise in the cost of feedstock gas will make prilled “N” unattractive to agriculture.
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    100,000 pigs to be destroyed

    Looks as though Nitrogen fertiliser should be classed as a cheap byproduct of essential Co2 production …!
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    New chainsaw for £80

    Got one of these Lidl chainsaws. The fuel pressuring bulb split and is a pain to replace but worst thing it is v. heavy for what it can do.
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    100,000 pigs to be destroyed

    Just look on YouTube for Roger Gale Mp
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    100,000 pigs to be destroyed

    Not delaying “B” when other countries were already taking steps to mitigate the worst of the spread of the pandemic was also the height of folly…
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    100,000 pigs to be destroyed

    Now it’s chickens as well as pigs . https://amp.ft.com/content/053f4cc8-8a2e-41bf-92af-980b3a1692d6
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    100,000 pigs to be destroyed

    It’ll have to happen ‘cos at the moment the UK wouldn’t even meet the Copenhagen Criteria fo joining the EU🤦🏻‍♂️ https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copenhagen_criteria
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    100,000 pigs to be destroyed

    This report is comparing Serbia with a “model” EU country - Austria. I found pages 10 and 11 quite illuminating http://www.eastagri.org/docs/group/474/Report%20study%20tour%20AUSTRIA.pdf
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    100,000 pigs to be destroyed

    Was that not as a result of EU directives, or was it just how Whitehall interpreted those directives ? What is the situation with local slaughterhouses on the continent ?
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    100,000 pigs to be destroyed

    Going ahead with “B” in the face of a pandemic was the greatest folly imaginable
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    ELMS Fiasco

    But ELMS proposals seem to have more to do with tinkering at the edge of park-keeping than serious climate change mitigation.
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    100,000 pigs to be destroyed

    Nor I
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    100,000 pigs to be destroyed

    Irrelevant now - Whitehall has a duty to it’s population and currently it is absolving itself of that obligation.
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    100,000 pigs to be destroyed

    They could double the wages but if the folk who are trained and willing to do the work aren’t allowed in the country then they are on a hiding to nothing.
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    100,000 pigs to be destroyed

    They could get off their fat arses and take some responsibility for the reality of the situation instead of burying their collective heads in the sand and pretending that it’s all down to covid. Latest : “Nick Allen, chief executive of the British Meat Processors Association, said the CO2...
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