Sustainable farming.

7610 super q

Member
Arable Farmer
What is it ? I hear the phrase a lot, from DEFRA ministers, to well meaning numpties on my village FB page who've watched 3 episodes of Countryfile......
Traditional mixed farming ? Expensive no till drills, and trampling perfectly good grass into the ground ? Organic farming ? A mix of everything ? A totally new concept binning the previous 1000 years of innovation ?

TBH, the most sustainable for my bank account is renting some ground out for potatoes/ maize, and using traditional sowing methods with existing bought and paid for equipment. None of which seems to sit well with " sustainable " farming.

Is it time to completely retire from farming, Listen to Slade all day, and tinker with old Ford tractors in a shed ?

 
What is it ?


Whatever they want it to mean, which may vary on a minute by minute basis.

It's all a matter of "Interpretation of the rules", which apply differently to different people.

I wouldn't be surprised to see certain people get "Delegated Powers" as you get in Planning Permission.


Or in other words - it's very similar to Communism or a Dictatorship.
 

melted welly

Member
Location
DD9.
What is it ? I hear the phrase a lot, from DEFRA ministers, to well meaning numpties on my village FB page who've watched 3 episodes of Countryfile......
Traditional mixed farming ? Expensive no till drills, and trampling perfectly good grass into the ground ? Organic farming ? A mix of everything ? A totally new concept binning the previous 1000 years of innovation ?

TBH, the most sustainable for my bank account is renting some ground out for potatoes/ maize, and using traditional sowing methods with existing bought and paid for equipment. None of which seems to sit well with " sustainable " farming.

Is it time to completely retire from farming, Listen to Slade all day, and tinker with old Ford tractors in a shed ?


File it in the same folder as the phrase “more needs to be done”, favoured by Jeremy Vine callers to show their strength of commitment to the subject whilst simultaneously providing no details on the “how or what”.
 

Kevtherev

Member
Location
Welshpool Powys
Looks good to me @7610 super q
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Henarar

Member
Livestock Farmer
What is it ?
farming that is sustainable
to say what sort of farming is sustainable you need a time frame, farming on Earth as it is is sustainable till the 21st of September 2021 at least I would think but no farming on Earth is sustainable forever as the earth won't be around unless we move it.
so we need a time frame ?
 

Sid

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
South Molton
It’s like the term regenerative farming that gets bandied about on here by those that think they’ve reinvented the wheel.
Regenerative means to restore.

In other words to mend something that's broken.

Admission of guilt is the first step to forgiveness.

It's has no standards, no rules, no checks.
Any one can say the are a regenerative farmer 🙄
 

Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

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Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

Written by Lisa Applin

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In July, we opened the applications window for farmers to join our Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot.

The Sustainable Farming Incentive is 1 of the 3 new environmental land management schemes. It sits alongside the future Local Nature Recovery and Landscape Recovery schemes.

Through the Sustainable Farming Incentive, farmers will be paid for environmentally sustainable actions – ones that are simple to do and do not require previous agri-environment scheme experience.

We are piloting the scheme to...
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