High Wage Economy

Bald Rick

Moderator
Livestock Farmer
Location
Anglesey
Some of us aspire to earn more but if we are to believe the vision of our Dear Leader of a High Wage, High Skill economy where is the money coming from?

We as farmers are, in the main, price takers so there is very little room for increasing wages as we often have no clue to our income on a monthly basis.

Ergo, if we too aspire to the vision of higher remuneration, how do we address this?
 

Bald Rick

Moderator
Livestock Farmer
Location
Anglesey
Sell the farm and…….?

Think there will be quite a few farms coming on the market especially where there is no succession or industrial carbon hunters start entering the market bigly.

I really struggle to see how any employer can bosh up the wages in any sort of meaningful way unless you are one of the "Big 4" accountancy/consultant firms leached in to government contracts
 

Bill the Bass

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Cumbria
The answer to this is easy. Farmers are not part of the conservatives future vision of the UK, last one out switch off the lights. Boris' key note speech yesterday made more reference to rewilding and tree planting than the cost of living. Primary producers and the 'poor' don't seem to be welcome in the sunny uplands

 

fudge

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lincolnshire.
The answer to this is easy. Farmers are not part of the conservatives future vision of the UK, last one out switch off the lights. Boris' key note speech yesterday made more reference to rewilding and tree planting than the cost of living. Primary producers and the 'poor' don't seem to be welcome in the sunny uplands

Steady on Bill you will have us voting Green on the grounds they are in favour of locally produced food!!!
 

Bill the Bass

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Cumbria
Steady on Bill you will have us voting Green on the grounds they are in favour of locally produced food!!!
Doesn't matter who you vote for, the government still end up in power.

Although didn't another Tory MP state earlier in the week that that the break down of supply chains was a good thing and that Britain should return to a 1950's model of food distribution? I await with baited breath for my ration book. I did spend an afternoon with Natalie Bennett (former green party leader) a few years ago and she is by far and away the most knowledgeable MP I have met (granted I haven't met many MP's) with respect to farming.
 

beardface

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
East Yorkshire
The answer to this is easy. Farmers are not part of the conservatives future vision of the UK, last one out switch off the lights. Boris' key note speech yesterday made more reference to rewilding and tree planting than the cost of living. Primary producers and the 'poor' don't seem to be welcome in the sunny uplands


It's critically important when there isn't any....
 

nick...

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
south norfolk
Regardless of political party they all tell us what they want us to hear and they are all liars just lining their own pockets.i don’t beleive anything we are told and have not voted in the last 3 elections.the time is rapidly approaching when food will get short with little transport and we can all see what’s happening with the pig and milk job.everything is going up and people can’t afford to pay and businesses can’t afford big wage rises for staff either.intereating and or worrying times ahead
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Top cereal and oilseed growers honoured at the Yield Enhancement Network Awards 2021

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Despite an average growing year for most crops, many growers managed to go above and beyond their predicted max yields, with Lincolnshire grower Tim Lamyman taking the top spots for his wheat yields and his world record breaking winter barley yield.

The highest cereal and oilseed yields achieved at harvest 2021 were announced at this year’s Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) Awards on Wednesday 24th November at the Croptec Show. With award presentations by Tom Bradshaw, Vice President of NFU, 24 farms took home the evening’s top awards for highest yield and highest potential yield achieved for wheat, winter and spring barley, oats, and oilseed. The 2021 winners came from all corners of the UK, as well as from as far afield as Finland and New Zealand.

Familiar names from 2020 made the...
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