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This week's briefings (18th December 2014)

2098 Are weeds winning? (British Crop Protection Council)

2099 Farm and estate staff salary reviews (SmithsGore)

2100 We still need greater flood resilience (Daniel Johns, Committee on Climate Change)

Bob Baker's thoughts from a northern mart - December 2014


11th December 2014

2094 Devolution: a new deal for rural England? (Jessica Sellick, Rose Regeneration)

2095 Wetlands and land wand water quality (Living With Environmental Change Project)

2096 Endocrine disrupters 'could cost UK industry over £905 million' (AHDB)

2097 Seeking the best for rural England (Rural Services Network)


4th December 2014

2091 Anderson's AgriBrief - November 2014 - New Countryside Stewardship Scheme

2092 Exporting hops and apples (Alison Capper, Nuffield Farming Scholarship Trust Report)

2093 Influencing agricultural policy through effective lobbying (Matt Ware, Nuffield Scholarships Trust Report)


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