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    • Mega Star
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    I am so enjoying reading this thread, although I have no personal vested interest as such all the contributions are extremely interesting to read. :good:

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    I was also going to suggest planting tree’s as was previously mentioned. The advantages of turning that field into woodland are enormous and can be both beneficial to your goodself and to the planet.

    Wonderful Jamie , can’t agree with you more  but as I posted earlier ,you can’t just go planting trees on farming land . It doesn’t work , all land has a designation , before you can do that, it needs to be designated woodlands.

    Also new woodlands take at least 15 /20 years to produce firewood and habitat. I can’t see Jim waiting 15 years so to be able to burn his own wood . :-)

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    You will find that todays farming habits are changing fast , farmers are being forced to use less and less poisons on their land due to more and more control via the EU regulations . Also younger farmers are changing their thoughts on poisoning due to the results that they have experienced with illnesses of their fathers.

    My comments are based on personal observation, Deboer, and as much as I would like to see farming habits change, I see no evidence of this amongst the established “bigger” farmers around here (just on the Haute Vienne side of the border in fact, but you weren’t far out). What I do see is a general lack of respect for land, wildlife and non farming, or “foreign” neighbours, and quite possibly for EU regulation too, or at least certain elements of EU regulation. There is a very closed mindset that unfortunately doesn’t seem to have shifted within the younger generation. I can’t comment on the bigger picture, ( you know more about that than I do) and I’m not suggesting that my observations are are necessarily representative of the bigger picture. I do know what I see locally however, which includes woodland being consumed by maize production, and my reluctance to allow a conventional farmer on any of my land is, for the time being, unmoved.

    I agree Danny , but as the French say , “Paris wasn’t built in a day ”

    ” Respect ” had to be earned , it is not something that comes with the removal truck . You ( and I) have moved to one of the poorest and least developed parts of France . I have lived here 30 years and am only now getting a little respect for what I do . I have received all sorts of nastiness from the ignorant local people , but have never backed down . They don’t mess with me now ,but in the beginning it was pretty bad.

    French farmers are directed in what they sow or raise by the PAC rules , you can see on what is producing the most subsidies by the crops that are most present in the fields .

    Some parts of France are more ” alternative” than others but dans “la France profonde ” take care if you are not a hunter/ fisher type! :yes: :yes:

     

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