Farming chiefs left ‘flabbergasted’ by Eustice comments


Industry leaders were left ‘flabbergasted’ after Defra secretary George Eustice claimed farmers would generally be able to recoup increased input costs through the increased prices they were seeing in the marketplace.

In clips posted online by BBC South West political editor Martyn Oates, Mr Eustice said farmers had ‘more than recouped’ reductions in subsidy payments through increased incomes for the produce they have grown.

Incomes​


“We are also increasing the payments for all of the environment schemes that we are asking them to do, a thirty per cent increase on average for the countryside stewardship scheme,” he said.

“In the round, actually, I think the reforms that we are making are the right reforms to do both for the environment and the resilience of our farming sector. And we are doing it in a context when farm incomes have been generally recovering.”



In another clip, he acknowledged feed and input costs were going up but highlighted commodity and farmgate price were also rising adding farmers would ‘generally be able to recover those increased input costs from the higher prices they are also getting in the market’.

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NFU president Minette Batters said: “To say I am flabbergasted is an understatement.

“Unless the world wakes up to the many mouths Ukraine was feeding we are headed for disaster - the Arab Spring will look mild.

“We will need serious global action to ensure vulnerable, poorer countries achieve food security.”

Liberal Democrat MP Tim Farron said the statement on incomes was not true.

“I expect he thinks that the majority of viewers are from non-farming areas, so he can just get away with it.

“For the record: farmers lost between 5 and 25 per cent of their payments in December. Nearly none of them have had anything to replace it.”




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Industry leaders were left ‘flabbergasted’ after Defra secretary George Eustice claimed farmers would generally be able to recoup increased input costs through the increased prices they were seeing in the marketplace.

In clips posted online by BBC South West political editor Martyn Oates, Mr Eustice said farmers had ‘more than recouped’ reductions in subsidy payments through increased incomes for the produce they have grown.

Incomes​


“We are also increasing the payments for all of the environment schemes that we are asking them to do, a thirty per cent increase on average for the countryside stewardship scheme,” he said.

“In the round, actually, I think the reforms that we are making are the right reforms to do both for the environment and the resilience of our farming sector. And we are doing it in a context when farm incomes have been generally recovering.”



In another clip, he acknowledged feed and input costs were going up but highlighted commodity and farmgate price were also rising adding farmers would ‘generally be able to recover those increased input costs from the higher prices they are also getting in the market’.

Read More​

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NFU president Minette Batters said: “To say I am flabbergasted is an understatement.

“Unless the world wakes up to the many mouths Ukraine was feeding we are headed for disaster - the Arab Spring will look mild.

“We will need serious global action to ensure vulnerable, poorer countries achieve food security.”

Liberal Democrat MP Tim Farron said the statement on incomes was not true.

“I expect he thinks that the majority of viewers are from non-farming areas, so he can just get away with it.

“For the record: farmers lost between 5 and 25 per cent of their payments in December. Nearly none of them have had anything to replace it.”




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I suppose if input prices hadnt risen his comments wouldnt be far off the mark
 

Hampton

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George Eustice is a snake. He has spent the last ten years telling everyone that he is farming through and through and he has proved himself to be more damaging to our industry than Jack Cunningham (remember him!).
I hope to god the people in his constituency vote him out. That’s the only way we’ll get rid of the two faced cretin
 

Hfd Cattle

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Hereford
George Eustice is a snake. He has spent the last ten years telling everyone that he is farming through and through and he has proved himself to be more damaging to our industry than Jack Cunningham (remember him!).
I hope to god the people in his constituency vote him out. That’s the only way we’ll get rid of the two faced cretin
No way that's going to happen...I'm told that they think he is wonderful in his constituency 😣😣😣
 

Wheat defeat​


SIR – In 1987 I was buying fertiliser (the main variable cost on an arable farm)for £90 a ton and selling wheat for £100 a ton.


Today wheat is worth around £285 a ton and fertiliser is pushing £1,000 a ton (if you can get it).


As Jeremy Clarkson said, growing wheat is a mug’s game.


William Rusbridge
Tregony, Cornwall
 
George Eustice is a snake. He has spent the last ten years telling everyone that he is farming through and through and he has proved himself to be more damaging to our industry than Jack Cunningham (remember him!).
I hope to god the people in his constituency vote him out. That’s the only way we’ll get rid of the two faced cretin


Why do farmers keep welcoming these extremists on to their sites ?

Eustice should be banned perminantly from every farming venue in the Country. If any farmer gets the mistfortune to meet the [email protected] don't miss the opportunity to punch him on the nose.
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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