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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This week's briefings (6th March 2014)
1935 Supermarkets and farmers AgriChatUK 27th February (Simon Haley, Reading Agricultural Consultants)
1936 Anderson's AgriBrief
1937 The privatisation of biodiversity (Charles Cowap)
1938 FarmDrop (Ellie Dowding, Sustainable Food Trust)
Last week's briefings (27th February 2014)
1930 The role of trees and sheep in managing flood risk (Jim Waterson, Harper Adams Univeristy)
1931 Farmers learn how drones can be used to reduce inputs (Farm Forum)
1932 Defining Natural Capital (Scottish Wildlife Trust)
1933 Reducing risks when lone working (Rob Gibb, Safety Revolution)
1934 Is there a future for the small farmer? (Mike Keeble)
20th February 2014
1925: "Floods", AgriChatUK, 13th February 2014, (Simon Haley, Reading Agricultural Consultants)
1926 Idyll or disadvantage? (Centre for Rural Economy, University of Newcastle)
1927 Catchment partnerships (Living With Environmental Change)
1928 Growth outside supermarkets (Charles Wilson, Booker, City Food Lecture)
1929 Rural Dilemma (Mike Keeble)
Thoughts from a northern mart, February (Bob Baker)
Search a regularly updated catalogue of all past and current briefings on the OpenFields website here.