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As long as not a problem! There must have been 50+ within a few inches. Thank you for the input. What other forms of life can I expect to see with the human eye in the next few years going forward other than worms?
 

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As long as not a problem! There must have been 50+ within a few inches. Thank you for the input. What other forms of life can I expect to see with the human eye in the next few years going forward other than worms?
Healthy soil is a wonderful, complex ecosystem like a small scale rain-forest or coral reef, but it'll take a year or two for it to find its feet so to speak. Millipedes have a lot of feet to find, perhaps that's not the best expression, but you'll find all sorts of tiny creatures setting up home in your soil. The vast majority are beneficial to you as a farmer, which is why it's a good idea not to use insecticides, molluscicides or even fungicides if we're being picky. Enjoy!
 

Could a ‘Meat Tax’ be on the cards in the UK?

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Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland

The latest machination coming from the so-called ‘opinion formers’, who seem to have the ear of government advisors in London, is the introduction of a ‘Meat Tax’ at consumer level.

This approach, it is argued, would have the combined impact of reducing meat consumption levels (I can really see the health benefits coming through now), while also helping to reduce the overall carbon footprint of production agriculture.

What absolute drivel! In my opinion, none of this makes sense at any level. This is a scurrilous and unfounded attack on livestock farming in this part of the world.

Yet, it has to be taken seriously. I make this point because economists at Rothamsted Research have already crunched the numbers where the introduction of a ‘UK...
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