A fu­ture for farm­ing

Country Life Every Week - - Letters To The Editor -

THE de­bate over fu­ture sup­port for agri­cul­ture goes on (‘Why the NFU will have to whis­tle’, Novem­ber 16). The gen­eral pub­lic and farm­ers, on the face of it, want the same things: farm­ers would love to be in con­trol of their in­comes and the pub­lic would like to see the end to a drain on the pub­lic purse. The big ques­tion that ev­ery­one ig­nores is this: where, in the fu­ture, are we go­ing to get food from? Sus­tain­able farm­ing is a fine idea, but it’s not work­ing and farm­ers are quit­ting the in­dus­try.

The so­lu­tion is for the farm­ers them­selves to be in con­trol of pro­duc­tion, the en­vi­ron­ment and the price at which goods are sold to the con­sumer, none of which would be pop­u­lar with the EU or the Gov­ern­ment, but what choice do we have? Farm­ers are the ones who know about the coun­try­side. Bob Hatch, by email

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