Pics attached of serious farming article in todays Sunday Times

MX7

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Just thought it may be of interest.
Hopefully the general public will take note.
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Ted M

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Just listened to The Food Programme ~


Let them eat gloop from vats that can be sabotaged or bombed 🤷‍♀️😒
That's always what I've thought. A friend of mine is a farm manager for a large spud outfit supplying Walkers.
Last year PepsiCo upgraded their worldwide computer systems and every time they came online in the US the Walkers factory here systems would crash so the factory would grind to a halt.
Thats an innocent internal problem. Imagine what a malicious hacker could do...
 
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Bald Rick

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topground

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North Somerset.
Never considered that there may be no fish & chips due to sunflower oil shortage. Note from the article that national Federation of Fish Fryers projects that as many as 4000 out of 10,000 chip shops could go out of business

Times are looking very bleak
Beef dripping used to be used by the fryers before vegetable oil, another use for the fifth quarter. Tough luck on the vegans but eh f*ck ‘em!
 

Bald Rick

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Anglesey
Beef dripping used to be used by the fryers before vegetable oil, another use for the fifth quarter. Tough luck on the vegans but eh f*ck ‘em!

Guess they wouldn’t be in a chippy in any case but article does also say that white fish - a chunk of which comes from Russia - is rising 10% week on week at the moment.

Where is all the money going to come from?
 
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What a wave of negativity! Costs are rising, but so are prices.

Farming and farmers have a fantastic survival instinct.

Survived the early 1970's Oil crisis (petrol ration books were actually issued than but not needed) the imposition of milk quotas and various BSE crises.

The high input systems reliant on cheap fuel, feeds, fertiliser and chemicals will have to be adapted to new circumstances but, much as after the imposition of milk quotas, farmers will find that they can actually farm "cheaper" and still make a good living.

If anyone is going to feel the pinch it will be the supply industry and farms reboot to live within their own resources and realise that tractors can last far longer than we think and stock are able to feed themselves rather than have a waiter service courtesy of £100,000 worth of loaders tractors and mixer wagons.
 

melted welly

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Arable Farmer
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DD9.
What a wave of negativity! Costs are rising, but so are prices.

Farming and farmers have a fantastic survival instinct.

Survived the early 1970's Oil crisis (petrol ration books were actually issued than but not needed) the imposition of milk quotas and various BSE crises.

The high input systems reliant on cheap fuel, feeds, fertiliser and chemicals will have to be adapted to new circumstances but, much as after the imposition of milk quotas, farmers will find that they can actually farm "cheaper" and still make a good living.

If anyone is going to feel the pinch it will be the supply industry and farms reboot to live within their own resources and realise that tractors can last far longer than we think and stock are able to feed themselves rather than have a waiter service courtesy of £100,000 worth of loaders tractors and mixer wagons.
Last year a load of wheat bought about 18t of fert, next yr it will buy half a load. It’s not gonna a be sunshine and roses.
 

MX7

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cotswolds
Times are looking very bleak but I don’t think most of the public have a clue
nick...
Until it’s too late ,as most of the public do not realise how long it takes for a crop to grow from planting to being available on supermarket shelf and that goes for all diets society choose to eat and wherever in the world crops are grown/ processed.
Trouble is, us lot know the above, getting it across to the masses is a different matter :banghead: ;)
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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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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