Monthly Archives: October 2012

Impact of wet weather on cropping plans and budgets

25.10.12 Discussion archive The impact of the wet weather is an urgent item on the agenda of most farms, both crops and livestock, and this session drew in comments from all sectors across Great Britain. It seems inevitable that livestock farmers are going

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Rural mental health

18.10.12 Discussion archive There is still a social stigma attached to mental health issues, but it has become easier to seek help. Farming can be lonely and detached – farmers are 3 times more likely to commit suicide than the average person, and

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Renewable energy: short-term fad or long-term future?

11.10.12 Discussion archive Planning issues are still one of the biggest obstacles to investment in renewable energy in the UK. Engagement with local communities is advocated at all stages throughout the planning process. Confidence in the government’s support for such green

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