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Rural round-up

Climate change: Call to recognise farmers’ efforts – Anders Crofoot:

The Paris climate change meeting represents an opportunity for the world to agree the terms for the next global effort to reduce emissions. 614 more words

Farming

The £155m hardship fund that local councils fail to spend

By Keith Cooper published in The Guardian:

Welfare cuts have taken £2.6bn out of communities, yet councils routinely fail to spend a meagre £155m pot designed to cover the shortfall. 18 more words

Jobs go jobs come

Jobs go.

It’s hard for everyone involved but for all sorts of reasons businesses change and the number of people they employ does too,

Sometimes it’s because of the introduction of more automation or the introduction of new technology which improves productivity but reduces the need for so many staff. 386 more words

Farming

Debt puts pressure on large meat companies to achieve solution

If there was ever a compelling reason for the meat companies to sort out the problems of procurement competition and excess capacity, the debt levels on the balance sheets of the big three at the end of last season provide one. 510 more words

Agribusiness