Issue 18July 2022

Introduction – Issue 18

There’s quiet confidence in farming at present, and it looks like there will be more money than normal available for investment. Andersons ‘Loam Farm’, their virtual 600ha of combinable crops, is forecast to have a business surplus of £840/ha (on an output value of £1966/ ha) this year compared with £573 in 2021 – but …

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The Problem with Vegans

Getting a confession out the way. About a third of my meals are 100% vegan. But in balance, an evening dinner rarely doesn’t contain meat. I like to think this is normal. Nutritionally balanced. A healthy diet, that supports a healthy farming ecosystem of arable and livestock. What’s not to like about that? Well, everything …

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What’s Your Colour?

With three trade shows coming in quick succession this year, LAMMA, Cereals and Groundswell, the question ofwhich colour you like your steel painted comes into focus once again. Written by James Warne from Soil First Farming Along with the rise of the Conservation Agriculture techniques being adopted on more and more farms across the UK, …

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