how long before we're all organic?

New head of Natural England and the man who will provide most subsidy and direction to farmers post BPS and post-Brexit is a Friends-of-the-Earth and WWF fanatic.
He and the Urbanites will only pay for picture-postcard farming with soundbites such as 'organic'.
surely cant be long before subsidy only directed to non-chemical farms?
 
At least a third of the farm would have to be fertility building ( in other words, doing fudge all for the bank account ). Subs would have to be more than they are now.......
 

Bald Rick

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New head of Natural England and the man who will provide most subsidy and direction to farmers post BPS and post-Brexit is a Friends-of-the-Earth and WWF fanatic.
He and the Urbanites will only pay for picture-postcard farming with soundbites such as 'organic'.
surely cant be long before subsidy only directed to non-chemical farms?
Tony Juniper will have you in a (gin) trap ...


Did you see what I did there? :p

TBH if you farm on good land you should be able to farm without subsidy. Marginal and hill land need support and will get that from delivering “Public Goods” ie whatever the politicians decree is the way to distribute the dosh
 
Organic might ok for the London champagne Socialists with plenty of money. But the working middle class with a family to feed might think differently. We have food banks as people can’t afford food and there’s talk of more organic.
But there would be no organic premium as the market would be full of it, organic prices would have to compete with whatever the cheapest food that could be imported could be bought for and as mentioned earlier, imported food wouldn’t be expected to come up to same standards.
 

2wheels

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aberdeenshire
New head of Natural England and the man who will provide most subsidy and direction to farmers post BPS and post-Brexit is a Friends-of-the-Earth and WWF fanatic.
He and the Urbanites will only pay for picture-postcard farming with soundbites such as 'organic'.
surely cant be long before subsidy only directed to non-chemical farms?
when the public are starving it will be interesting to see who are hanging from the lamposts.
 
I'm sorry for beet growers.

But I half hope the beet crop, almost fails this year. To illustrate just how serious all these pesticide withdrawls are.

The worst thing that could happen is that beet yeilds are just down 10%. Then when withdrawls are accepted that yeilds are down 30 to 50% for the next 10-20, till we see sense, years.
 

Agrivator

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But we've known for years that organic farming has a higher carbon footprint than sound conventional farming.

If we could grow roundup-ready crops, we could maximise production on part of the farm, and grow weeds for creepy crawlies on the other part.
 

multi power

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Location
pembrokeshire
But we've known for years that organic farming has a higher carbon footprint than sound conventional farming.

If we could grow roundup-ready crops, we could maximise production on part of the farm, and grow weeds for creepy crawlies on the other part.
Roundup Ready crops are fantastic







If you happen to be a Monsanto shareholder, just another way to have you by the rubbish if you are just a farmer
 

delilah

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As a long standing member of Friends of the Earth I have no problem with Tony Juniper. The agricultural industry - through the NFU - should be using his past to your advantage, by lobbying him hard on the environmental benefits of reduced food miles, ie UK produce.
 

bobk

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stafford
As a long standing member of Friends of the Earth I have no problem with Tony Juniper. The agricultural industry - through the NFU - should be using his past to your advantage, by lobbying him hard on the environmental benefits of reduced food miles, ie UK produce.
Yes , but NE don't pay out .... ask anyone in mid tier
 

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