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neilo

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Montgomeryshire
Aha tenencies should never have been done away with. Nobody can build a future with all the uncertainties of 1 year rents

I agree that short term tenancies are no good for businesses, or the land, but the AHA tenancy rights meant that no land was becoming available as most landlords were unwilling/unable to sign away that land for 3 generations, quite understandably. The whole lot had ground to a halt prior to 1995.
 
I agree that short term tenancies are no good for businesses, or the land, but the AHA tenancy rights meant that no land was becoming available as most landlords were unwilling/unable to sign away that land for 3 generations, quite understandably. The whole lot had ground to a halt prior to 1995.
Fair enough but what seems to be happening now is all the farms are being taken back in hand. So we are going to end up in a situation where the number of farms are dwindling. The balance is shifting too much the other way again.
 

Henarar

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Somerset
Fair enough but what seems to be happening now is all the farms are being taken back in hand. So we are going to end up in a situation where the number of farms are dwindling. The balance is shifting too much the other way again.
well if that pays the owners better than letting then that is what will happen. its partly gov policy driven

there is land about though just some think they should have a few hundred acre ring fenced farm let to them for next door to nothing for the rest of their life and their kids life's, [deliberate exaggeration] if it was yours would you?

oddly enough @farmerclare and I worked out last night how many acres we farm, I was quite surprised, never worked it out before, it may change tomorrow though and we will just have to deal with that.
 

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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