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City farm announces bumper tramp harvest

As the late September sun dips over Canary Wharf, urban farm manager Kevin Neville has been taking stock of the busy harvest that has left the barns overflowing and paused for a moment to reflect on what a difference a year can make.

Twelve months ago, the farm was on the verge of financial ruin. Crops were regularly failing, livestock was traumatised to the point of paralysis by inner city life, staff attrition at an all-time high and public support was at an all-time low.

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Posted: Oct 4th, 2015
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Cows ‘better off on benefits’ after milk price cut

Cows have claimed they can no longer afford to spend their time grazing and lactating, after the price paid for their milk was cut by 2 pence a litre. Farmers blockading dairies in support of the cows have warned that traditional employment for cattle is fast drying up.

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Posted: Jul 23rd, 2012
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Successful harvest of ready battered cod acclaimed by fish farmers

Fish Farming Weekly reports that a research station in the Scottish Isles has managed to produce cod which comes fresh from the sea ready battered.

The discovery may lead to a sea change in the way cod is farmed.

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Posted: Aug 10th, 2011
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Farmer celebrates ploughing field without finding Saxon hoard

“We can’t move for the bloody stuff,” exclaimed John Clarke of Wewerere Farm near Dereham, “Multi-million-pound hoards of ancient bronze coinage and ceramics ruin a perfectly good plough, I can tell you.”

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Posted: Nov 4th, 2010
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