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« on: February 05, 2018, 10:23:25 PM »

What do you think about Farmers and Growers
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« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2018, 02:30:07 PM »

Hello
Growing is a very skilled job and we need to train a lot more school leavers
and get them into growing.
We are losing a lot of old very skilled growers and they need to be replaced.
More training centres and the older grower showing youngsters the ins and outs of growing.
The very large scale growers are just button pushers and high chemical users.
Live better and eat less chemicals.
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« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2018, 09:21:44 AM »

Its very good news to see growers and farmers expanding ready for brexit.
More people growing cut flowers and bulbs.
Less chemicals and more healthy.
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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2018, 02:13:43 PM »

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Growers and Farmers having a hard time with no rain. When it does rain
will it know when to stop.
Ed and I have been through very dry spells before when we had to use all grey
water again.
I have also seen the dams in Wales almost empty. Remember to spend a penny
in the garden.
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« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2018, 08:23:50 PM »

Gerald I remember the dams being very low on water,don't remember which one but the church tower was visible in the flooded village
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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2018, 10:57:47 AM »

Farmers and Growers need support. The flood of
imported food needs stopping.
Get rid of May today.
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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2018, 12:02:05 PM »

Growers and farmers in despair because no proper news from May.
Be better speaking to November.
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« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2018, 07:32:08 PM »

No water, no grass to make hay for the winter. Hay prices at the moment are sky high. There will probably no second cut of hay in many areas. Other crops affected by the drought too.

This dry summer comes on the back of one of the harshest winters for many years.

My prediction is, many animals will be slaughtered early to get them off the pasture that needs to be kept for winter. And many flocks and herds will be reduced in size due to the lack of availability of winter fodder. Therefore,  glut of meat on the market this Autumn. Farmers will have to take what they can get for their produce but will be expensive in the shops.

Next year, shortage of meat, which will make retail prices way above this years price.

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