Self sufficiency

Nithsdale Farmer

Member
Livestock Farmer
They couldn't give a fork , they not got a scooby when it comes to getting the best out of this country's patch of dirt !
They just want it to go to scrub for some reason :scratchhead:

Environment. Greening and being seen to be carbon friendly and saving the planet...


Small print actually reads revert our land back to scrub and move all industry and production abroad so that it can be bought and imported cheap (so long as the £ remains strong) and any nasty pollution is not seen or heard in this country - which makes it not our problem
 

serf

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Location
warwickshire
Environment. Greening and being seen to be carbon friendly and saving the planet...


Small print actually reads revert our land back to scrub and move all industry and production abroad so that it can be bought and imported cheap (so long as the £ remains strong) and any nasty pollution is not seen or heard in this country - which makes it not our problem
Yep just let em get on with it , keep ur patch ready to go n hope theres a bit of a starve in near future , and the folk with trees n crap on will just have to look at the weeds blowing about safe in the knowledge they are saving the planet !
 
Yep just let em get on with it , keep ur patch ready to go n hope theres a bit of a starve in near future , and the folk with trees n crap on will just have to look at the weeds blowing about safe in the knowledge they are saving the planet !
There’s room for both in farming, doesn’t have to be one or the other.
 

Martin Holden

Member
Grassland Exhibitor
Location
Cheltenham
Just been watching several news reports about the French blockade, and our self sufficiency in food (or lack of) has been highlighted.
Could be better times ahead if they take this seriously.
Correct. Surely to god in this modern world we can be a bit more self sufficient. Trouble is the population has been conditioned into expecting produce all year round in spite of the climate.
 

bluebell

Member
brings home the frightening way modern life is ? i dont remember the winter of 1963 that was below freezing for 3 months ? but i remember the one yes one week of no fuel in 2000 ? and how that if that had gone on just a few weeks longer the near anarchey that would have happened to society ?
 

delilah

Member
Just been watching several news reports about the French blockade, and our self sufficiency in food (or lack of) has been highlighted.
Could be better times ahead if they take this seriously.
Look at it this way. Lets say the PM has a series of zooms lined up for today, with the following 10 bodies, to discuss this issue.
NFU. Defra. Small business federation. Tesco. No 11. Kent County Council. Road haulage federation. Friends of the Earth. LGA. France.
There is one, and only one, of those bodies who know before their meeting that they will get everything, absolutely everything, that they want out of it, for today, tomorrow and all days after.
 

AHDB winding down horticulture and potatoes operations as Ministerial decision awaited

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AHDB has announced yesterday it is winding down significant activities on behalf of the horticulture and potatoes sectors.

While still awaiting a decision on the future by Ministers in England, Scotland and Wales, AHDB wants to reassure levy payers their views have been heard following recent ballots in the two sectors.

AHDB is now stopping programmes of work that could be restarted in the future by grower associations, individual growers or the supply chain. This work includes for example, export market access and promotional international trade event work, consumer marketing campaigns and market pricing and insight information. AHDB will continue to deliver limited emergency work on pests and diseases, including the Extension of Authorisation for Minor Use (EAMU)’s and some...
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