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  1. Clive

    Dispatches - Red Tractor

    Tonight Chanel 4 I’m told it’s not great news for Red Tractor about chicken / food standards but surely can’t be long until they get their teeth into the combinable crop protection racket !
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    Spend some money for me !

    Have a few items on a shopping list to help ease logistics next harvest / drilling campaign, looking to source used and would appreciate suggestions/ collective help of the forum to help me find them 1) Grain trailer - 20t (24-25 cube) with easy sheet and hydraulic door / air and abs - prefer...
  3. Clive

    Land predicted to be below average flood level by 2030

    Interesting map. ? so who is going to be farming fish by 2030 ...
  4. Clive

    CF Nitrogen production?

    The 3 weeks of government aid are nearly over, gas prices are even higher now than when they last shut down what happens next ? Looking at the global picture there is going to be massive N shortages fir 2022 crop, that’s going to really hit world wheat stocks time to buy 2023 futures ...
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    Red Tractor liars

    This is beyond belief, how can they get away with lying like this ? Can any farmer be in doubt that we need some serious action here where is their London office and who has a muck spreader ? they seem to like bulls**t !
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    Office space value/ sq ft ?

    what are people charging for quality office space / sq ft ? Smart , modern building, including heat, power , high speed internet etc shared kitchen / staff room etc ?
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    Fert prices vs fallow ?

    So at what price point for N do you fallow your farm ? early bought N which seemed expensive at the time now looks cheap, how about selling it on and taking a year out ?
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    New SFI Capital grants on used machinery etc

    In the recent DEFRA q&a with Janet Hughes we discussed a members question that asked why capital grants were only available on new equipment when most farmer bought used Reason given was it was very difficult to set a mechanism that wasn’t potential open to abuse from dealers etc (or how do you...
  9. Clive

    3rd TFF members question time (Part 1)

    The first 5 questions from TFF members to Janet Hughes, who is the Programme Director for the Future Farming and Countryside Programme (FFCP).
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    Grain bin costs?

    Ball park figures what would 1000t grain silos cost each these days please?
  11. Clive

    N prices end UK milling wheat production?

    Given current N prices my calculations say milling wheat is no longer viable vs feed unless premiums increase significantly anyone else thinking similar ? will everyone grow more feed ?
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    Asking questions on TFF

    We now have a neat new feature on TFF that allows threads that contain a question to be posted as a question and subsequently those reading can vote for the best or most helpful reply - the thread view can then be set at your preference to show the most helpful / best answers first to do...
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    DEFRA SFI Question time with Janet Hughes - 11th August, submit your questions please

    DEFRA has once more invited the members of TFF to put their questions regarding the ELMS scheme forward and take them to an exclusive interview withJanet Hughes, who is the Programme Director for the Future Farming and Countryside Programme (FFCP). The Q&A will take place on the 11th August and...
  14. Clive

    SFI Pilot questions / thoughts

    I’m sure we are not the only farm on TFF currently trying to understand and prepare an SFI application so I thought a thread to discuss and make sense of options maybe a good idea ? Have to say not finding the help line too helpful so far ! hows anyone else getting on a d what standards /...
  15. Clive

    Are you all depressed ?

    I've been lucky enough to have a bit of a family holiday recently with lockdown restrictions ending and I've also spent a lot more time with none farming friends and reduced my time talking farming online a fair bit. After a period where that has been hard to do it's easy to forget just how...
  16. Clive

    Winter Barley yields 2021

    So i see quite a few combines are rolling now in the uk ? how’s it yielding so far ? would be helpful to others to add some context - variety, location and areas etc maybe ?
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    New red tractor standards agreed

    Just received this, i’m driving so not had chance to read yet
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    OTC drug addiction - a cautionary tale !

    So Christmas 2018 and i have a stinking cold, I’m a utter baby when i feel i can’t breathe properly and congestion is really blocking my nose, I can’t sleep several nights in a row and start to understand why sleep deprivation is used effectively as a form of torture ! My wife goes to the...
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    No fungicide 2021

    nearly may and yet to use a fungicide, crops spotless clean cold, dry - could this be the first year we don’t use this group of chemicals at all ? rain could change things yet but it will need to be significant now to rebalance smd’s anyone else not applied a fungicide to wheat or barley...
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    Tyre size search Farm Marketplace

    Just a heads up to say we have been working on some improvements to TFF’s Farm Marketplace this week and the first to role out is the ability to search the tyres category by brand and by size hopefully this makes finding the tyre you are looking for a bit easier than it was any feedback...
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