I’m not arguing for or against it. It’s just the way things are going with far lucrative opportunities than SFI.You’ve achieved this by farming 1000s of acres though , which is fair play to you. But where does this leave the many smaller farms who are set up with paid for systems, like ploughs and combi drills , who don’t justify spending 1000s on direct drills . If the top tier and the better payments rely on no till, then the mixed family farms are going to be yet again disadvantaged.
I completely get where you are coming from but it really does not cost a lot to get into. The majority of people I have learnt from are small farmers and I would put good money on the percentage of small farmers over large farmers doing it to be high. There is very few people doing it at a large scale in the uk. If anything it’s better for the smaller farmer as it requires more time, thought and effort but less money, inputs and power.