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    Re: Link to study on dementia and farmers

    Thanks John.

    In a not entirly unrelated subject the University of Glasgow (together with NFUS) is looking at the effects of stress on farmers and their mental health. I think they want to hear...
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    Re: CAPPING AGRICULTURAL SUBSIDY SUPPORT

    ... Andy Welford?

    I used to enjoy doing the washing up with Lady Bell (and I don't think either of us did it very often at home)

    You might remember Liz Bowles who is now Head of Farming at...
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    Re: CAPPING AGRICULTURAL SUBSIDY SUPPORT

    quite right I should have checked first, Jack Cunningham was only suspended accused of accepting cash for questions and later reinstated).

    It was Cunningham (aka Jack Boots) who followd Gavin...
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    Re: CAPPING AGRICULTURAL SUBSIDY SUPPORT

    In the last EU review of CAP the Commission did suggest an upper limit on payments but opposed by UK as not being in our national interest. However in Brexit debate George Eustice said payments to...
  5. Thread: Brexit reality

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    Re: Brexit reality

    good piece on current situation by Matthew Naylor in FW:

    http://www.fwi.co.uk/farm-life/opinion-brexit-has-dealt-my-business-a-punishing-blow.htm#.V5HZGhdAsLQ.twitter
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    Re: Brexit reality

    Andrea is on record as saying farm subsidies should be abolished, took a petition to Downing street opposing HS2 but her most memorable quote is "farmers with big fields should do the sheep and...
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    Re: Sustainable Agriculture Project

    OK for me (question 6 is do you have access to a computer?)

    Can I point out organic certification and "Soil Association certificate" is not the same thing (I have the first but not the second).
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    Re: Brexit reality

    over 2 million now, not bad for a petition whose wording doesn't make a lot of sense but I admire the sentiment. :)

    It is possible that the UK might not be able to withdraw from EU without the...
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    Re: Brexit reality

    Thanks Gee, links works for me and an interesting read :eek:

    (presumably it is the same Brian Gardner stood next to Meurig in House of Lords photo at...
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    Re: Brexit reality

    ... might be off-topic in a political discussion but did anyone else enjoy C4's satire 'Power Monkeys' where one example of an archetype Brexiteer is Spencer "last seen on TV chasing anti-fracking...
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    Re: Brexit reality

    ... I think that one is a EU-myth

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-eu-referendum-36276175
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    Re: Brexit reality

    ... don't forget the Lib Dems, remember when David Heath replaced Jim Paice it was a seamless transition as though they were in the same party (when Owen Paterson replaced Caroline Spelman it was as...
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    Re: Brexit reality

    ... good point Joyce but whatever the outcome of the referendum I don't think UK politics will ever be quite the same again.
    Will the Conservatives ever be sufficiently united to win another...
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    Re: New farming study

    I've never been that sure of rods and perches but do picture lengths in terms of cricket pitches and field sizes in statute acres.

    I do have an old hand-drawn map of some fields made by an...
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    Re: New farming study

    Done (pleased you asked for farm size in acres rather than hectares :) )
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    Re: BPS claim thing

    I'm finding application process a bit of a pain this year, website not available during the day and helpline very busy :mad:

    However RPA website works well at 4.00am and their YouTube videos are...
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    Re: I don't like it..... It's too damn quiet

    ... or were you shipped in by people smugglers? :undecided:

    Anyway you are very welcome here :)

    In answer to your question about volunteering Greater Manchester has a very good Land Army...
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    Re: EU seeks ban on glyphosate

    That EU parliament vote is not legally binding and may well be overturned by the Commission next month. If glyphosate is ever banned for use as a desiccant you will be informed by DEFRA (and probably...
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    Re: EU seeks ban on glyphosate

    I don't do "links to families and farmers whose health was affected" without their permission but I will send a link for this thread to one affected by chlorpyrifos methyl who may wish to comment....
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    Re: EU seeks ban on glyphosate

    I did write a letter to the FG on the subject but since they didn't use it I'll post it here for your enjoyment:

    Letters to the Editor
    Good front page coverage of an important topic in last...
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    Re: EU referendum: BREXIT

    ... break NVZ rules and you can find yourself in court whether you are claiming SFP or not:
    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/668/regulation/41/made
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    Re: EU referendum: BREXIT

    I knew we would get a lot of overblown anti-EU rhetoric but I'd ask you to seriously reconsider about posting this: :eek:
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    Re: EU referendum: BREXIT

    very interesting Brexit debate at NFU conference this afternoon, well worth a look when they put it on the website.

    in the meantime a couple of ex-Presidents give their view:...
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    Re: Dursban

    Organic approach to leatherjackets in theory here
    (though I've never tried it in practice, not sure why but they have never seemed to be a big problem here :undecided: )
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    Re: Peak oil put off again

    ... the area of solar panels needed to power the world expressed graphically here
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