PUT THE POLITICIANS ON THE MINIMUM WAGE AND WATCH HOW FAST THINGS CHANGE
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 ?
Hunter

Just a Few Farming Facts with No More Couch Potatoes

 Hunter
Since Man settled down from being a Hunter Gatherer
 
The Radical
14th Dec 2017
 
GM
 
He has been Genetically Modifying plants and animals.
 
It is just that we are better at it now but it is in the hands of the 
Agricultural Conglomerates and only for Profit.
 
GM FOOD NEVER KILLED ANYONE.
 
Improvements in plants and animals have saved the world from starving.
 
At least in the Western world.
 
It is politicians who allow people to starve not the effects of GM food.
 
India exported wheat while millions there starved to death.
 
Food mountains are there because of climatic conditions as much as are scarcities
 
Surpluses give the opportunity to give to those
according to their need, not ability to pay.
 
“ORGANIC” FOOD
 
Organic is a myth unless you have ever seen in-organic food.
 
The Soil Association which promote it are in it for profit.
 
All food is organic however it is produced 
It just tastes better if it is grown using only farmyard manure 
and not produced intensively with fertilizers and pesticides.
 
Or so it is claimed – Can you tell the difference ?
 
At least the early potatoes I grow in my garden do,
 because they are grown on a very much smaller scale.
 
If all farming went that way we should, as a World starve.
 
Millions used to starve in China when the Rice crop failed 
now the Communist Government feeds all the Nation.
 
UP HORN DOWN CORN
 
A traditional British Farming expression
The reason for Mixed farming – mostly obsolete today
As is the Family farm that practiced it.
 
It means that farming is all according to the weather
Some years plant crops do better than Livestock.
 
But both depend on the other.
 
And it is the market that determines the price 
When beef or lamb is in short supply, up goes the price
and down goes the price of corn as less is needed to feed less animals.
 
Corn grown in the east as as its by product, is straw.
 
Some is good for eating some for bedding and it goes from the East of the UK to the West 
 
Coming back in the opposite direction are livestock to graze on winter crops grown
 in rotation in the East.
 
Farmers call this the Golden hoof.- the by product of livestock.
 
Because as the livestock eat the crop they urinate and their dung fertilizes fields 
 
that otherwise would only get fertilized out of a bag.
 
In Mixed farming this occurs by good management.
 
GRASS
 
Grass land covers 80% of the land farmed in England 
and 98% of the land farmed in Scotland and Wales
 
Only RUMINANTS EAT grass unless the vegetarians can tell me different
 
Ruminants are Cattle and Sheep but geese, turkeys ducks and pigs do eat some grass
 
In order to extract the best from the grass  livestock have several stomach 
 
and their food is regurgitated and re-chewed before the goodness it in is extracted.
 
Poor grass produces poorer doing animals who need supplements 
 
of either good conserved grass as silage or hay or they go into a “store” condition over
 winter, effectively starved to lose weight because when a new flush of grass grows in the
 spring they regain that weight loss and more.
 
Before crops were conserved animals were killed before winter set in 
whatever their age or condition.
 
Grassland Farmers spend a large part of their spring, summer and autumn conserving 
enough feed for the winter so their stock don’t starve.
 
There is alot right and wrong about UK farming. 
 
Waste is a problem, be it in land or management 
 
The Family Farm, enough for one family to manage has been replaced by 
absent land owners ever larger holdings, with farm workers employed to 
operate huge earth damaging machines all for profit.
 
You talk about sustainability. 
 
That is not the way farming land is going.
 
But intensive farming does have its place.
 
Management of scale is important.
 
On my farm I only contracted out hedge cutting 
 
Now the farming contractor is king and there lies the story of farming
 
It has become impersonal and a rat race.
 
We can recover Farming in Britain after Brexit 
 
Because Brexit allows us to be independent.
 
Farming had a great tradition in the UK until Farmers left in their droves
 
Small is no longer Beautiful
 
Smallholdings a thing of the past
 
Lets re-introduce Home Grown, build 500000 smallholdings
 
and make allotments market friendly
 
From cultivating the garden for food and encouraging urban people back to the land
 
A much more healthier lifestyle
 
No more Couch Potatoes ?

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