Letter: Farming off the Fat of Our Land

Daily Post (Liverpool, England), April 16, 2004 | Go to article overview

Letter: Farming off the Fat of Our Land


Byline: W Roberts

WELL done,and thank you to Iolo Williams for being bold enough to draw this pressing issue of farmers' wealth to the public's attention.

It is surely a disgrace that such a large sector of the community as the farming community is seemingly so dependent on the rest of us for such huge handouts without giving us anything worthwhile in return.No! don't quote food, we get ample economical supplies of quality produce from a broad. The British people could easily live without any input from Britain's farmers.

On the question of poverty, genuinely needy farmers,if any, could be means tested,just like the rest of us!

Fewer silly grants and subsidies would probably result in less unnecessary cosmetic work in the countryside,e. g.miles of ugly and monstrous barbed wire fencing (workinvariably done by contractors)and ill-conceived stone walling projects.

If Peredur Hughes cares to look around he will observe these new 4x4s, which he thought belonged to city tycoons,littered all around our local farmyards. …

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