Civilisation has operated in two ways - To make one part of society more affluent and the other more wretched than would have been the lot of either in a natural state
There are Natural Rights and Civil Rights. Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
Where Our Power to Execute Our Natural Rights is Perfect, Government has No Legitimate Jurisdiction
When the Forces for War are Greater than the Forces for Peace   Then the World is in Danger
Politics is not a Dirty Word. It is a Way of Life. How is Your Way of Life Today ?


More Milk Down the Drain

First Milk cuts manufacturing and liquid prices 3 October 2014 | By Joel Durkin FARMERS supplying First Milk’s manufacturing and liquid pools will see a further price cut from November 1. Those supplying

Friendly Farmers Grow Your Food

Image of British farmers improving, survey shows   27 September 2014 | By Alistair Driver   THE image of British farming is improving, according to a OnePoll survey commissioned by

A British Agriculture Policy for Britain

  NO TO THE EU and CAP – Common Agriculture Policy, Because it is NOT Common- Radical   Reform of EU farm policy Global warming has fuelled fresh concerns about

British Farms Produce Safe Food

NFU responds to another ‘incorrect’ Daily Mail article   18 September 2014 | By Alistair Driver   THE NFU has again accused the Daily Mail of publishing an article making

And is there Honey still for Tea ?

Package of measures needed to increase bee health and farm biodiversity     13 September 2014   BEE health is vitally important to plant breeders, but the ban on neonicotinoids

GM Crops Never Killed Anyone

GM crops needed along with more effective crop husbandry – experts 13 September 2014   GENETIC modification (GM) should be one of the technologies available to plant breeders to help

Migrant Milk Men

Dairy farmers relying on migrant labour, survey reveals 9 September 2014 | By Olivia Midgley   A POOR work ethic among Brits and unrealistic expectations about career progression are fuelling

Farming COOP draws in its horns

Wellcome Trust signals long-term commitment after Co-op deal   8 August 2014 |   #By Alistair Driver THE Wellcome Trust has signalled its intention to continue investing in British  

MRSA bug found in Pigs

First UK case of MRSA in pigs recorded 28 July 2014 | By Alistair Driver VETS have reported what is believed to be the first ever UK case of the

An EU Exit Best for UK Farmers- UKIP

Quitting EU is best for farmers – UKIP  | By David Boderke THE UK Independence Party (UKIP) would withdraw from the EU and retain Britain’s seat at the World Trade

To Bee or not to Bee

        Dear Friend, Our bees are in danger again! On Tuesday, David Cameron and his cabinet are going to decide whether to allow banned bee killing pesticides

Organic Farmer Loses GM Court Case

Farmer loses landmark GM court case 30 May 2014 | By Olivia Midgley AN organic farmer who was suing his neighbour after claiming his genetically modified (GM) canola had drifted

Agricultural Shows – Dates for 2014

2014 Shows by Date [shows A-Z] 10 – 11 May Newark & Nottinghamshire 14 – 16 May Balmoral 17 May Otley 18 May Essex Young Farmers 22 – 24 May

Cheap British food

British food too cheap warns supply chain expert 24 March 2014 | By Olivia Midgley Farmers Guardian THE continual drive to produce the cheap food that fuels supermarket competition is

Farming – Are You Foxed ?

Are You Foxed ? Vermin are “objectionable, stealthy, slinky”. – (Small Vermin Act 1958) This includes moles, grey squirrels, rabbits, mink, stoats, weasels, rabbits, rats, and mice. I reckon that

Farming- Scientists want to Tax Milk our Basic food

Tax meat to cut methane emissions, say scientists Growing population of ruminants such as sheep and cattle is biggest human-related source of the greenhouse gas Adam Vaughan   theguardian.com, Friday

Farming -UK Land Use and Production

Land use & production A total of 76% of UK land is dedicated to agriculture. During the last 30 years there have been no major changes in the respective shares

Farming- The Badger Cull: What Happens Now ?

The badger cull: What happens now? 18 October 2013 | By Alistair Driver THE Government and farming industry must learn the lessons of the pilot badger culls if the policy

Bryony Muir wins Harvest Anthem Competition

Scottish young farmer wins Search for a Harvest anthem competition 7 October 2013    http://youtu.be/dxXFRL52qJU A young Scottish farmer has been crowned the winner of the 2013 Search for a

Farming Minister and Shadow Sacked

Heath sacked as two Cornish MPs appointed as Defra Ministers 7 October 2013 | By Alistair Driver DAVID Heath has been sacked as Farming Minister as two MPs from Cornwall,