Petition to reform the new landscape schemes

7610 super q

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Arable Farmer
I'm not so sure I want to sign the petition either. The more land that is re wilded, the less there is for food production, and the less food, the higher the price.
Yes, I know folks on here warble on about " critical mass ", and imports, but the number one threat during my farming career has been home grown competition. From those selling round bale hay for £15 / bale ( round ) to those flogging 25kg bags of spuds for £1 / bag.
 

redsloe

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Location
Cornwall
I'm not so sure I want to sign the petition either. The more land that is re wilded, the less there is for food production, and the less food, the higher the price.
Yes, I know folks on here warble on about " critical mass ", and imports, but the number one threat during my farming career has been home grown competition. From those selling round bale hay for £15 / bale ( round ) to those flogging 25kg bags of spuds for £1 / bag.
But it's not about the amount of land that maybe rewilded, its more about a big portion of the budget likely to go to to bigger, some charitable land owners and not to small family mixed farms like it should.

Clive could be right, get rid of the lot, listening to most on here there is a lot of moaning and groaning going on in ANY case.
 

YorkshireTom25

Member
Arable Farmer
I'm not so sure I want to sign the petition either. The more land that is re wilded, the less there is for food production, and the less food, the higher the price.
Yes, I know folks on here warble on about " critical mass ", and imports, but the number one threat during my farming career has been home grown competition. From those selling round bale hay for £15 / bale ( round ) to those flogging 25kg bags of spuds for £1 / bag.
Get it signed! We’ll never get a better price as we can’t compete with cheap imports!
 
I'm not so sure I want to sign the petition either. The more land that is re wilded, the less there is for food production, and the less food, the higher the price.
Yes, I know folks on here warble on about " critical mass ", and imports, but the number one threat during my farming career has been home grown competition. From those selling round bale hay for £15 / bale ( round ) to those flogging 25kg bags of spuds for £1 / bag.
The other issue with rewilding, is, everyone is obsessed with the big iconic animals or trees for rewilding. Just listening to the end of a radio programe on radio 4 today, and they were saying we have lost 94% of our lowland blanket bog, yet we are obsessed with planting trees, when the bog is the best habitat to sequester carbon we have, and also obsessed with reintroducing sea eagles when there are so many important plants that are in danger of being lost. Made me realise I agree with some environmentalists 100%, just not the Packham/countryfile type!
 

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