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    British Farming Awards tonight

    Could we have a wooden spoon section next year. For the worst contribution to UK AG by someone / organisation paid lots of (farmers) money to support it?
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    things that make you smile

    Great Birthday prezzies
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    Water pipe under road

    When they put fibre in round here all the road crossings were in 4” ducts. water pipe fitted in there just nicely
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    Fertiliser Price Tracker

    Yes. Same products and delivery date ordered through Frontier. I’m told they ‘should’ honour it but will believe it when it’s delivered
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    Can increasing soil carbon also increase soil CO2 back into atmosphere?

    In my simplistic view (which is probably wrong) the carbon gets captured as a crop grows and then released as it breaks down /used. It’s a cyclical thing? The carbon that was once locked in soil / plants pre agriculture days is already in the atmosphere or plant depending on the time of year. We...
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    I’m sure there are noticeably less insects about now. 30 years ago if you opened the cab door at night with the lights on for too long you soon had what seemed like hundreds of the buggers whizzing round in the cab with you. Not the case these days
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    Does DD have to be low disturbance?

    Probably depends on soil type and condition but I wouldn’t have thought it would be very successful with duett coulters unless the soil is loosened first. CO springs aren’t as good as the stronger ones on sprinters. Would need serious hp on the front too. Put some narrow points on it such as...
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    Direct/Strip-till drilling photo gallery

    Beans going in today
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    BBC programmes reducing a family's carbon footprint

    There was a thing on channnel 4 news last night about why new houses are so expensive (And crap quality) The problem? Those nasty farmers who charge the housing companies so much for the land
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    George Eustice looses his mind at NFU fringe meeting!

    All the NFU hierarchy were there listening to it. Did any of them take him to task on it or just passively listen and wait for the farming industry to get shafted yet again?
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    Why have AHDB commissioned NFU to chair the investigation into imported grain assurance standards and costs?

    When Putin rigged the recent election the west said oh how terrible. This won’t be much different but that’s fine
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    Eastern Europeans are going to come back as Brits can't cope

    I bet supply of loads of things are finely balanced due to the whole just in time thing. One word in the press sends the public into an unnecessary buying frenzy. Maybe we should try it with milk or bread
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    Chopped straw 👎

    We had the A shares on a Horsch co4 very similar to the claydon. Very easy to block up in chopped straw. Changed them to Metcalfe 12mm points and will go through any virtually any amount of chopped straw without blocking. Our combine is an old dominator 108 and the chop isn’t brilliant
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    Direct/Strip-till drilling photo gallery

    60kg/ha of 34.5 on 01.09.21. Will apply it down the spout at drilling in future
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    Direct/Strip-till drilling photo gallery

    Linseed, OSR, phacelia & mustard mix drilled into chopped sb straw 19.08.21
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    Why doesn’t the NFU press office take part onTFF?

    I think TFF is a thorn in the side for the NFU as it allows farmers to air views / air opinions like never before. Without it the only option would be to join the NFU and still be ignored. OK they still ignore TFF and do what they like but they must be aware that there is a growing feeling...
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    Why doesn’t the NFU press office take part onTFF?

    So you’re saying NFU keep an eye on things here, see the depth of feeling on certain subjects (eg RT) then say ‘fudge them‘ and do what they like anyway
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    Why doesn’t the NFU press office take part onTFF?

    NFU are incapable of meaningful change. Getting involved at branch level would have zero effect.
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    Why doesn’t the NFU press office take part onTFF?

    NFU has a press office? They certainly keep a low profile
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    Giga clear

    Been with them prob 2 years now. No problems. Their customer reviews were horrific so we kept BT (1 meg) broadband for a while just in case but never needed it