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Water use on farm – abstraction reform

08.11.13 – Water use on farm – abstraction reform Defra and the Environment Agency joined us for this chat on abstraction reform and water use on farm. The key objectives stated for the reform centred on promoting efficiency, increasing long-term

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On-demand food and drink

31.10.13 – On-demand food and drink What is “on-demand food and drink?” Definitions included that it is making sure people have what they want, when they want and how they want; that it is the right product, place, price and

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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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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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