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The Co-operative Group: no Fairtrade for British farmers – but 5% return for bond investors

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At the end of May, the Times and Financial Times gave brownie points to the Co-operative Group because it raised £300 million from a bond issue sold only to institutional investors. 361 more words

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Mental Health: a young farmer writes

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William Taylor (FFA NI co-ordinator) draws attention to Adam’s blog:

“A brutally honest account of a young farmer who went to university then travelled around the world for a year and has since been home farming – he is approximately now 35 years old.  639 more words

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Unfair trading behaviour blights the food sector: toughen up supplier protections and the adjudicator’s powers

During Fairtrade Fortnight, MP Sue Hayman wrote highlighting unfair trading behaviour that still blights the food sector and outlining Labour’s work on the Agriculture Bill to tackle this more effectively than the government is willing to consider. 333 more words

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Could British farmers build a vote-bank and influence policy?

Originally published on the FDF website

On another website, we read that in India, farmers only appear on the economic radar screen of the country when elections are around the corner (original source: … 775 more words

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Could British farmers build a vote-bank and influence policy?

On another website, we read that in India, farmers only appear on the economic radar screen of the country when elections are around the corner (original source: … 734 more words

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Last chance saloon: pay a fair farmgate price or import liquid milk?

Compared with growing, rearing and producing, selling is easy: so why do the sellers reap the lion’s share of the profit?

In July Ash Amirahmadi (right), Arla’s UK managing director, said that farmers who owned the Arla  ‘pan-European dairy cooperative’, already offered the consumer the best possible price – but do they? 539 more words

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