Monthly Archives: November 2010

cereals up, grass down

Look out! A nice piece of grassland near you might be disappearing under the plough as I write. That august journal Farmers Weekly reported yesterday on a survey published by the Home Grown Cereals Authority – who? you may ask. … Continue reading

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Sustainable Livestock Bill talked about, and talked out

Sorry for the gap since the last blog. Last week was a bit mad, with endless trips out and about – an England Biodiversity Group workshop on the Natural Environment White Paper Green Paper thing: Meeting Andrew Wood from Natural … Continue reading

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Future HLS funding: waters getting muddier?

I continue to wonder what the real story is behind the supposed 80% increase in HLS funding trumpeted on the day of the Comprehensive Spending Review announcements back in late October. On that day Defra announced they would be “increasing … Continue reading

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HLS spending “increase” is business as usual

I now hear that the so-called 83% increase in HLS spending announced at the public spending review was actually what was already budgeted, ie no real money. The apparent increase is in funding relates to the fact that existing HLS … Continue reading

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Help make UK livestock farming more sustainable

The Sustainable Livestock Bill will be given its second reading on 12th November. Please contact your MP and ask them to attend and vote for the Sustainable Livestock Bill. We need 100 MPs to turn up and vote for it, … Continue reading

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