Monthly Archives: January 2018

WE NEED ADVOCATES OF CHANGE NOT DEFENDERS OF THE STATUS QUO

This post first appeared online at http://www.thatsfarming.com in January 2018 Has there ever been so much pressure on farmers from campaign groups? To the fore are those dedicated to halting and reversing climate change and those who wish to see … Continue reading

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THE NEW NORTHERN FOREST IRISH STYLE

This post first appeared online at http://www.thatsfarming.com in January 2018 To quote the Woodland Trust on the 7th January 2018, “We’re thrilled to announce that… we plan to create an exciting new Northern Forest”. No, despite some local communities thinking … Continue reading

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OXFORD’S WINDS OF CHANGE

This post first appeared online at http://www.thatsfarming.com in January 2018 It has been fascinating following proceedings from Oxford this week, albeit from a distance. Until a decade ago we only had the Oxford Farming Conference but, apparently, a segment of … Continue reading

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WHERE TO NOW FOR THE IRISH TILLAGE SECTOR?

This post first appeared online at http://www.thatsfarming.com on the 22nd December 2017 If ever there is an industry that is caught between a few rocks and several hard places, it is the Irish tillage industry. Clearly, judging by the yields … Continue reading

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