Monthly Archives: March 2011

Where is UK Livestock Farming heading?

There have been some interesting news stories over the past few weeks. I have been saving them up so they will all go into this post – it’s a slightly scatter-gun approach but bear with me. The cost of producing … Continue reading

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Trade-offs between Ecosystem Services

I was at a “Living with Environmental Change” workshop last Friday. To be honest I felt a bit unsure why I was there, surrounded by professors and researchers. There were a few other people from NGOs as well as Defra, … Continue reading

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Dark Days Return: farm subsidies drive environmental destruction

You might have thought the dark days when agricultural subsidies drove the wholesale destruction of Britain’s wildlife, landscape and history, were behind us. You would be wrong. A set of rules laid down by the European Commission govern which farmers … Continue reading

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Spring is here and the grass is growing

It seems like the furore over the proposed FC sell-off is starting to calm down. So my mind turns back to grasslands and grass. It must be spring – the grass is definitely growing. I’ve also noticed some interesting grass-related … Continue reading

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