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    It is 49 years since I fell through that asbestos roof, and entered a hospital for the first time. Over those years I have seen vast improvements in medical care, and have had good treatment in other...
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    You have confirmed my argument about farmers being Market aware!
    The thing is, when it is not their own money, they do not have to consider expense.
    When I moved down in to Essex and Herts as a...
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    What will happen in Scotland?
    will the few remaining Conservatives go SNP?
    If so it will narrow the majority, and the Lib Dems will get some in the Westminster bubble etc.
    I have a nasty idea...
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    I did send on that link to the Caravaggi family, I found it fascinating.
    What the film did show was just how innovative the Italians have been.They are very resourceful engineers, we have found that...
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    Yesterday, I had an angiogram, first one I have had. Over 50 years I have had many, many visits to hospitals, and seen the great developments in medicine, but yesterday was really a revelation....
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    Modern technology!

    Just after the war, around 1946, my mother and father employed a German girl who had managed somehow to leave Germany with her sister. Apparently she had been born in Canada, before the war, had gone...
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    We had a chap talking to Beeford discussion group the other day from near Rievaux Abbey. He had written a book called Dunn and Dusted, his name was Dunn. Fascinating book, he is 70 years old, but the...
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    Re: Most unusual!

    Just great, really enjoyed that, a lot of old gifts enjoying their nostalgia!
    jack caley
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    Your first paragraph confirms my view that farmers have to be market and business orientated, otherwise they will not be farmers for long. It used to be 30 tonnes of barley bought a tractor,now it is...
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    The thousand acre syndrome should never have been allowed, there should at least have been a cap. It has truly distorted agricultural structure anyway, and was not necessary.
    I never believed we...
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    Precisely, he would not be able hunt 3 days a week now!
    Mostly the people who survive now, have either sent the missus out to work, or have diversified.
    We diversified thirty years ago, reference...
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    You have not got my point!
    Do the producers ignore market forces, and just give them away?
    They still have face market forces to carry, taking in to account the payments on top.
    jack caley
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    Just had a thought, Gee, about farmers being protected from market forces.
    I used to come to Hexham to buy store beast. They were good cattle and made good money, from hard sellers.
    Would it be an...
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    Really, the price of land has got very little to do with its agricultural value, hardly ever has.
    Basically now it is a hedge against inflation, or an escape from capital taxation.
    With regard to...
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    I would agree that the cereals were subsidised, however, the most important effect on cereal prices is world cereal commodity prices, presumably these are subject to market pressure! Poultry prices...
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    Actually, Gee, just for the record, and for people who do not understand the payments system, all farmers do not get an annual dunk of money, and never have! The pig and poultry industries have never...
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    As I see the argument is it will not be possible to get a trade deal!
    If the U.K. Were to withdraw the no tariff deal, and impose tariffs on German cars, French cars, French wine, Belgian pigmeat...
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    Any farmer who has had to take his produce to the market and take the price offered can tell you the value of market forces. There is a whole range of society that are not subject to market forces...
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    I suppose in those days we did not print money!
    Also strange that North Sea oil came to our rescue. They have just found huge reserves of oil within a mile or so of where I was born. In view of...
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    I did watch that programme about meat last night,did not have a heart attack, but nearly.
    of course it was extreme, she is a vegan after all, but to a certain extent it does illustrate just how...
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    There was one little ray of hope on Farming Today this week on Saturday.
    Mr Roberts, Vice President of NFU was quite good, he has a herd of Herefords, and pointed out the carbon capture of grass.The...
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    Re: Neighbours soak away problems

    The legislation I think I am talking about is to make it illegal to discharge foul water in to an open watercourse. If this foul water you are having problems with, if you pipe it yourself, you may...
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    There is legislation surrounding foul water disposal to be regularised before 2020. Not sure what it is, but I think it is European. Might be an idea to research this, and also point it out to the...
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    Re: Roundup Class Action Lawsuit

    Roundup is an extraordinarily useful herbicide in our battle against black grass. Black grass is as bad for arable farmers as were wild oats, but of course we were able to spray against wild oats and...
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    we had a farmer from near Helmsley talking to our local discussion group the other day. He said they they had planted trees on all the best land near him. They are going to flood some Sunk Island...
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