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NFU Launches Biggest Farming Consultation for a Generation

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posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 08:03 AM
Here's a good quote to start with.

If there was one message which came over loud and clear in all our farmer meetings it was frustration with European regulation and its handling of product approvals, due to an over-politicised approach and excessive use of the precautionary principle. We now have a golden opportunity to ensure our arrangements are in future proportionate and based on sound science.

Based on sound science. That tells us the opposite has been true under the EU.

Get involved if you can.

"I urge all NFU members to get involved in this consultation over the coming months and that non-members should join the NFU to ensure their voice is heard. With this consultation, we can be sure that the policy we push for will have the backing of the farming sector at large."

And for labour.

During the referendum we have repeatedly drawn attention to our sector’s need for access to migrant labour, both seasonal and full-time. Outside the EU we will need some kind of student agricultural workers scheme, which is open to students from around the world.

We can look to farmers for leadership at this time because the seasons wait for no man, and farmers just get on with it.

Here we see one of the first big moves to build the Britain we want.

posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 08:14 AM

originally posted by: Kester

Based on sound science. That tells us the opposite has been true under the EU.

Oh come on. They had to say that. Let's look at some sound science :

Badger culling does not reduce the incidence of TB amongst cattle and in some cases makes it worse.

So what did those farmers do:

Badgered their Tory MP's to ignore the science and allow them to cull.

Result : No change in TB !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DA DA

Here we see one of the first big moves to build the Britain we want.

A Britain where the brainless rule by emotion and belief and most definitely NOT science.

Fish next and then in 10 years time we will wonder why the UK has no Cod left and why we are so stupid as to ignore what happened in Newfoundland.

posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 08:39 AM
a reply to: Kester

Finally something, now show how you deal with reality..

Edit; And a timeplan, not the usual Brittish;" Tea time "
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posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 10:42 AM
a reply to: yorkshirelad

Badgers vs hedgehogs. Badgers vs traffic. Livestock falling into badger holes that are sometimes dug out from the hedge under the fields. Tractors falling into the same. Badgers on steady increase.

Researchers believe the number of badger groups has risen by about 2.6 per cent each year for a quarter of a century.
Hedgehogs getting eaten at an alarming rate.

Britain’s hedgehog population has dropped below a million for the first time, thanks to rapid development and the growing number of badgers, according to a new study.

I was taken to a Ministry of Agriculture badger gassing demonstration when I was about ten years old. For some reason it was thought an educational day out. Scientist parents.

They didn't actually gas the badgers, they'd already killed them. They just demonstrated the method of blocking holes, testing for hidden escape holes and blocking them, then blowing in the gas.

Gas was problematic for many reasons. Shooting went on for a long time discretely. Still numbers are going up and hedgehogs are getting eaten by the dozen.

The whole TB badger cull thing seems designed to set different types of people against each other. They could be reconciling any differences and working co-operatively instead.


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posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 10:49 AM
a reply to: tikbalang

The food you ate earlier came from somewhere. Farmer? That's farmer reality.

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