Monthly Archives: October 2013

Giving your food and farming career a lift

24.10.13 Giving your food & farming career a lift A fantastic level of participation for this discussion which ought to update on the opportunities for youngsters and new entrants looking to enter into the food and farming industries. Alongside NFYFC,

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#Agrichatworld – summary of discussion 16.10.2013

632 contributors, 3,664 Tweets, 890,282 reach and 8.44 million timeline deliveries Participation from UK, USA, NZ, Australia, Canada, Kenya, Holland, EU The next five years will see big changes in our food systems. One of the biggest challenges will be

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Overcoming the big arable challenges

17.10.13 Overcoming the big arable challenges discussion archive This discussion raised awareness of the new Crop Tech show on 30-31st October. Issues pertinent to the show, and in the wider arable sectors, that were discussed included blackgrass, CAP reform, weed

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The #AgrichatWorld Guide

What is #AgrichatWorld? A global farming discussion held on Twitter to mark World Food Day 2013 through a collaboration of the world’s Twitter farming groups. Farmers, food producers and anyone else interested, will come together at the same moment across

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Farmers collaborate for first world twitter chat

Farmers around the world are attempting a global first, with a live, world-wide Twitter discussion on the issues and experiences facing them in producing the planet’s food. The chat will mark World Food Day on Wednesday 16 October, and will

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Let’s chat topical

10.10.13 Let’s chat topical discussion archive A slightly different discussion this week – the biggest topics of the week were put out to the community and the most topical ones debated! The stopping of production of the Land Rover, and

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Working dogs

05.09.13 Working dogs discussion archive The benefit of a good working dog to the farm in terms of its ability, usefulness, companionship, cost and temperament is invaluable. Although quad bikes are more prevalent nowadays, a good dog is priceless and

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Red Tractor standards

19.09.13 Red Tractor standards Key areas for Red Tractor assurance standards to focus on were cited as welfare, food safety and traceability. Yet some hoops needed to jump through for the standards were seen as pointless and an unproductive use

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Decertification: has organic agriculture lost its appeal?

18.04.13 Decertification: has organic agriculture lost its appeal? Discussion archive Which is a more appealing and attractive farming enterprise – conventional or organic? The crux of this discussion reasoned though that it is not that simple a classification – conventional

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GM: is the tide turning?

20.06.13 GM: is the tide turning? Discussion archive The views from this GM discussion were very much ones of strong opinion from both sides of the fence. Either Owen Paterson was naïve and out of touch, or he was making

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