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According to the United Nations, almost a third of all farm produce fails to make it to the dinner table. However, one California farm aims to turn this around using Social media. Nick Papadopoulos, the general manager of Bloomfield Farms in Sonoma County, became increasingly frustrated when his employees returned from local farmer's markets weekend after weekend, with unsold produce. They would leave the excess unwanted produce in the barn where Nick would find it. It would spoil before the next market day and so go to waste. Social media Experiment It disturbed him so much when one day he could not sell
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Top tips to managing your agricultural fuel supplies We use our fuel to run machinery and to heat warehouses among many other uses. Due to fuel consumption playing an integral role in agriculture it’s important to manage your fuel supply efficiently. It is imperative to know the contents of your fuel tank for security reasons and to know when you need to organise a new delivery. There are a couple of products on the market today that can help you to manage you fuel supply and in this article we will introduce two essential pieces of equipment. Oil Tank Gauges Oil tank gauges are a convenient piece of equipment to use if you want to keep an eye on your oil l
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Farm Land As An Attractive Investment Farm land has become an attractive investment in the last few years. As the old saying by Mark Twain goes, land is the one thing we cannot create more of (unless you count building massive sand banks in Dubai to building on reclaiming land from the sea!). Agricultural land prices have continued to climb steadily partly due to the fact it is an ever demising commodity and also because as the world's population grows, we need to produce more and more food. In the UK agricultural land has performed better than all other investments and assets over the last ten years and it is predicted land prices will con
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A leading agricultural solicitor has hit out at tough new tuberculosis measures to be imposed on the farming community. David Kirwan from North West law firm Kirwans has criticised the introduction of “yet more legislation and bureaucracy” which he believes is simply a way of reducing compensation payments to farmers. From January 2013 a wide range of measures will be introduced in a bid, say DEFRA, to control the spread of bovine tuberculosis. But Mr Kirwan argues that the only effect the tough penalties will have is to make financial conditions even more difficult for the long-suffering farming com
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25 Acre Smallholding Farm and Equestrian centre 25 acre farm with a 3 bedroom house and plenty of outbuildings set in North East Lincolnshire. Offers around £450,000
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Transport Box for Tractor Transport Boxes from 4ft to 7ft, either manual or hydraulic tip to suit tractors from 15 H/P to 140 H/P. Handy every day around smallholdings farms stables etc (nearly as good as a front loader)! From £250 plus VAT. Delivery available nationwide
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Bulgarian Villa for Sale – ideal smallholding The villa was bought in 2006 and fully renovated and refurbished to a high standard with new PVC windows through out, new bathrooms, new internal doors, new kitchens and tiling. Since September 2007 the villa has been mainly let out on long term lets with a few holiday lets in between. The ground floor apartment has a large double bedroom, separate shower room and kitchen/living area. The upper apartment is accessed by sturdy wide, metal steps but would still be unsuitable for those with difficulty climbing stairs There is a large balcony running the length of the apartment with lovely views over the
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Pair of Saddleback Pigs 1 year old pair of unrelated and unregistered saddleback pigs, been together since 4 months old so sow should now be in pig. £170 plus VAT. Need to be collected. Somerset area.
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Back in 2010 it was decided that due to high annual fees and large transaction charges, Gofarmer would move away from Worldpay (RBS) credit card acceptance system and opt to use Moneybookers, which offered the same Merchant service but for free. Unfortunately Moneybookers has now become Skrill and along with a name change comes a new fee structure, with monthly charges for a Merchant payment processing account and inactivity fees if you do not use your account for set periods. Therefore it was decided to stop using Moneybookers and integrate Paypal into the Gofarmer website. This has now been done and along wi
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A leading lawyer is urging farmers and any business owner trading in animals to keep up to date with the increasing burden of paperwork or risk losing their livelihoods. Solicitor David Kirwan, head of the agricultural unit at North West law firm Kirwans, has seen a rise in RSPCA and trading standards prosecutions for administration offences. Mr Kirwan said: “Farming administration has grown so much that it is now a business in itself. Unfortunately the risks are so high that farmers and animal breeders cannot afford to ignore their responsibilities." “Huge fines can easily result from what may appe
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