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Phil Latham: If direct support dwindels we'll need a fairer deal from the markets

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I am not sure when I dozed off but when I fell asleep it was July and I seem to have woken up in November. The weather seems quite grim...

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Whichever way you voted last week, there is no doubt all farmers in this country are now united in wanting a fair deal for British agriculture.


However you feel about the outcome of the EU referendum, there is no point looking backwards.

 

Now is the time for action and for farmers, unions, lobby groups and industry leaders to ensure we have a British agricultural policy which is fit for purpose and allows farming to thrive, not just cling on to the edge of survival.


This is why ...

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From the editor: Change is coming, in more ways than one

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With change on the horizon at Farmers Guardian, Ben Briggs looks at how a rise in milk price has provided a glimmer of hope for a change in the dairy industry.

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My Farming Week - Thomas Rees, Vale of Glamorgan

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Tom is a partner in the family sheep and beef farm in Cowbridge which extends to 384 hectares (950 acres). The farm consists of 550 breeding ewes and 120 suckler cows.

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From the editor: Brexit - Ignore 'project fear', only you can decide

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As the EU Referendum vote draws ever nearer, FG editor, Ben Briggs argues how only individuals can decide which way to vote, even against a backdrop of racist scaremongering from MPs.

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My Farming Week: Cam Houle, Canada

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Cam Houle is a new entrant into the dairy industry, milking 35 cows in Saskatchewan, Canada.

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From the editor: Are agricultural shows a 'shop window' for animals?

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As show season starts up and down the country, Ben Briggs asks whether the role of the agricultural show has changed from being a place to showcase stock to simply a ’show window’ for animals.

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My Farming Week: Alan Fisher, Cumbria

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Alan Fisher farms with his wife Julie and three children, in partnership with his wife’s parents. They milk 160 Holstein cows on 80 hectares (200 acres) in North Cumbria.

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My Farming Week: Adrian Broaden

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Adrian Boaden is a dairy farmer from Cornwall. He milks 155 Holstein Fresians and two Ayrshire cows which belong to his children, increasing to 180 cows in partnership with his parents.

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The run up to lambing as started and both the farm and B&B are beginning to get busier.

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