RASE SHAKES UP RESOURCES; 'Our Farming Policy Is Purely Commercial'
THE Royal Agricultural Society of England is to embark on an intensive programme of structural change, set increased membership targets and leave commercial farming in order to invest a minimum of pounds 6 million over the next four years in technology transfer, education and the policy debate.
The changes are being introduced to ensure that the society is structurally and financially able to meet the challenge of falling farm profits and other changes affecting the rural economy.
"How we manage our own land will be seen as the most contentious change,'' says RASE chief executive, Mike Calvert.
"However, it makes sense. Our farming policy today is purely …
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Publication information: Article title: RASE SHAKES UP RESOURCES; 'Our Farming Policy Is Purely Commercial'. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The News Letter (Belfast, Northern Ireland). Publication date: September 23, 2000. Page number: 53. © 2006 Johnston Publishing Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group.
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