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James Rebanks
Fell farmer. Writer. The Shepherd’s Life (2015) and new book coming in 2019.
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James Rebanks 11h
Floss. Best dog I’ve ever had is getting old.
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James Rebanks 4h
Haven’t a clue about the breed points but looks a fair unit And no wonder Damien cried when he saw English grass - he seems to have his sheep on some rocks :-)
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James Rebanks 4h
Cheap food politics has always been about the concentration of wealth and food power in to the hands of big business The rest of us get minimum wage working in their shops and cheap ready meals for when we go home It creates poverty It doesn’t eliminate it
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James Rebanks 4h
The idea that ‘cheap food’ is for poor people is bullshit/propaganda It is a sop to allow low-wage societies to get away with policies that create rank inequality and low wages/poverty The country with the cheapest food on earth - the US - has disgusting levels of poverty
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Sumarumi 4h
Replying to @RobFZS @herdyshepherd1
According to their chief negotiator, one of the US trade deal demands would be to remove “geographic indicators”, i.e. any info about country of origin, so the British public would have no way to tell.
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James Rebanks 6h
TBF it was possible to believe that we might have a better policy for farming, food and the environment than the CAP CAP is far from perfect But that has gone - the choice now is to be part of a flawed system under CAP or be put in to a disastrous position now under WTO rules
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James Rebanks 6h
This is about race to the bottom Walmart economics being imposed on Britain (worse than we have done to ourselves in past three decades) People on low wages that are treated like dirt aren’t going to have the £ or inclination to pay more for my lamb because I have butterflies
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James Rebanks 6h
Zero faith Shopper free will has never been the solution - see behavioural economics for how our rational thinking and actual behaviour differ in such vast markets People don’t have the time, knowledge, discipline, to make such complex decisions
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James Rebanks 6h
Enjoy this feed - because it might be the last days of farms like ours I’m totally serious - the Americans have been very clear what they’d expect in a trade deal - open trade in food was top of the list Will be a catastrophe for farmland wildlife - worse than last 30 years
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James Rebanks 6h
I think this government want to pursue a ‘no deal’ path that will be catastrophic for British farming, food and the environment ‘Reckless’ doesn’t cover it They are so ideological that any cost is now an acceptable price to achieve the project
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Wild Intrigue 9h
Some exciting restoration work being done on the of James Rebanks (). Come and discover its influence on on our upcoming Racy Ghyll events: 🦇 & Brownies 29 Aug 7.30pm - 9pm 🦋 & Muffins 30 Aug 10am - 12pm Visit:
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James Rebanks 11h
There is no such thing for a keen sheepdog - she’d hate me - the work is what she loves
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James Rebanks 11h
Floss. Best dog I’ve ever had is getting old.
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James Rebanks 13h
Meadow restoration project up and running... thanks to for making this possible through Higher Tier of Countryside Stewardship and for doing the work
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James Rebanks 13h
I’ve been to Knepp And have borrowed ideas from there - doesn’t all translate to small farms but lots to learn from it
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James Rebanks 16h
I spoke to dozens of people at Hornby show yesterday Intelligent, decent, hard working people that love their land and communities Many spoke about needing support to make a living doing the things asked of them It is insane to attack and alienate such people - we need them
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