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There is a rational argument that concentrating farming on fewer, more intensively farmed acres releases the rest of the land for rewilding and carbon sequestration.
Riverford's petition urging the Government to curb supermarkets’ unfair treatment of farmers already has over 74,000 signatures. Despite this, the campaign has been met with a stony silence from supermarkets.
Sat on my surfboard off Devon’s most southerly beach, I am struck by how much the use of the land above the cliffs has changed since my first visits here as a child.
We have come a long way in the 15 years since I bought the farm – hoping to bridge the UK’s ‘Hungry Gap’ each spring, and to broaden Riverford’s range with the minimum road miles.
What business leaders value above all, regardless of our political leaning, is competence, consistency, and a stable environment to practice our trades.
Issue 12: Fairness and five years.
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