It is, or course, a clarion call for the benefits of mixed farming, highlighting how the fortunes of the various sectors are rarely in step and how tough times in one often coincide with periods of relative prosperity in another.
“Thank you to British Farmers” the full page message from the supermarket Morrisons proclaimed, recognising the sterling work done by farmers keeping food on the nation’s tables during the coronavirus crisis.
There’s BPS, NVZ, GMs, SSSI, AONBs and the RPA just for starters. We’ll need to get used to a new one, though – BNG.
It stands for Biodiversity Net Gain and it might just prove to be one of the most important concepts some farmers can be involved with over the coming years.
We suspected the poor animals had probably had enough of being pushed around the field by various dog walkers and had attempted the ovine equivalent of The Great Escape.
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‘The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018’ received Royal Assent on 20 December 2018 and has amended the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985.
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Charlotte Smith and her panel of experts were on fine form at the South of England Farming Conference at Ardingly on November 13. One of the strong early memories of my working career was attending this conference with Tim Calcutt. It has been a regular diary fixture ever since and it is matter of great pride that CLM is now one of the sponsors.
Published last month by Natural England and the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, it outlines the findings into a two-year trial featuring 34 farmers across 230ha.
When faced with a deadline, there are a number of common responses.
1. Get the job done as quickly as possible without much thought to what you are setting out to achieve.
2. Procrastinate, which often leads to missing the deadline or simply turns into a slower way of arriving at response 1.