How farming can lead the world out of its present mess

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  1. This is the most wonderful concise piece of writing about our farming issues that I have ever read. Thank you Colin Tudge. My father was a tenant farmer in Leicestershire and was told by a government official that he was inefficient. He was highly skilled, could lay a big thorn hedge making it not only stock proof, the most important thing, but beautiful as well, with no other tools than a good sharp ( a skill on its own) axe and billhook, getting his own winders and stakes out of the same hedge. He could keep an out side hayrick dry ( and again beautiful) all winter with his thatching skills. His grassland management was up to today’s standards as were his veterinary skills. He farmed all his life ( from the age of seven) and to my knowledge did not have a single day off work until 1956 when he was 50 years old. ( I was 16 and remember it well as I was left in charge of the farm) Sadly those days have gone and humanity has taken a very wrong course. Animals are not machines they should not be treated as such, as they so often are these days ( days gone by as well, by some)Colin has given me hope for the world. What can I do to help?

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