RuSource Briefings is a free rural information service for anyone working in the countryside or with rural people, and those supporting rural life. The briefings are produced by the editor, Alan Spedding, whose goal is to, "Cut important issues down to essentials and tell it straight", saving subscribers to the weekly e-news bulletin hours of time searching the internet for up-to-date, accurate & unbiased information. Alan also provides less frequent 'Easy Guides' to key areas of agriculture & land-based activity for the educated 'outsider'.
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!757 Perceptions of climate change AgriChatUK (16th May 2013) (Alan Spedding from Twitter)
1758 Farming retirement (Judy Pearson)
1759 Crime (Defra)
1760 Poverty (Defra)
1761 Expenditure (Defra)
Last week's briefings (15 May 2013)
1752 Health (Defra)
1753 Housing (Defra)
!754 Fuel and energy (Defra)
1755 Science behind ES (Aastair Leake, GWCT)
1756 Letting go of the reins; farming and retirementAgriChatUK 9th May (Alan Spedding)
Thoughts from a Northern Mart, May (Bob Baker)
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1746 Farm advice report (Defra)
1747 Defining rural areas (Defra)
1748 Rural population and migration (Defra)
1749 Rural education (Defra)
1751 EU hokey-kokey, AgriChatUK 2nd May (Simon Haley, Reading Agricultural Consultants
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