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WILL YOU STEP INTO THESE?

15 February 2002

WILL YOU STEP INTO THESE?

MY son recently took part in the farmers weekly Next Generation survey but in the last few weeks his attitude and mine have changed significantly.

For my part I am no longer neutral as to whether his career is in farming, I must now actively seek to discourage him – though that will not take much doing.

The pig enterprise has been hit by a £15/pig price fall and a £5/pig increase in costs already this year. Nearly every day there is news of new rules and restrictions that will cost something to implement. The government is really making farmers suffer because it failed to contain foot-and-mouth.

If the price cuts do not finish us, then all the extra compliance costs will. The latest factors were to hear Tesco state "We have no influence on ex-farm price" and Sean Rickard saying on Farming Today "Pig farmers are thriving." Both statements are absolute rubbish.

Fred Henley

Green Farm,

Southfield Lane,

Seaton Ross, York.

&#8226 80% of those responding want a career in farming, the ancillary industries or another rural-related occupation.

&#8226 54% of those responding said they want to work specifically in farming, farm work or farm management.

Do you have a view about any aspect of the survey?

Did the results surprise you?

Or did they confirm what you already knew?

Either way, we want to hear what you think. Drop us a line at Next Generation Survey,

farmers weekly, Quadrant House, The Quadrant, Sutton, Surrey, SM2 5AS.

Or email tim.relf@rbi.co.uk

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WILL YOU STEP INTO THESE?

1 February 2002

WILL YOU STEP INTO THESE?

farmers weeklys Next Generation Survey reveals most youngsters from rural backgrounds still want a countryside-related career, despite fears about low pay, long hours and government blundering. Farmlifes coverage begins here with a detailed look at three peoples plans.

Edited by Tim Relf

&#8226 80% of those responding want a career in farming, the ancillary industries or another rural-related occupation.

&#8226 54% of those responding said they want to work specifically in farming, farm work or farm management.

&#8226 When asked to list the advantages of a career in the countryside, job satisfaction was mentioned by 34% of respondents, while 25% said working outdoors, 20% said being your own boss and 19% said living in the countryside.

&#8226 When asked to list the disadvantages of such jobs, low pay was mentioned by 48% of people and the issue of long hours was raised by 28%.

&#8226 When those planning careers in the countryside were asked what their perception of incomes in this area are, 14% ticked the "insufficient to live on" box and 48% ticked "low".

&#8226 When asked how supportive of UK farming the British government is, 41% ticked "destructive" and 34% said "unhelpful". Less than 1% said "very supportive".

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WILL YOU STEP INTO THESE?

2 November 2001

WILL YOU STEP INTO THESE?

You could win a share of £450 prize money by taking part in FARMERS WEEKLYs Next Generation Survey. Its a great chance to have your voice heard, win some cash and help arm us with the information we need to fight on your behalf.

We hope itll be the biggest ever survey into the work and career plans of rural young people.

Everyones got a theory. So, if youre aged between 16 and 30 and have at least one parent working in agriculture, an ancillary industry or any other rural-related occupation, please spend a few minutes taking part.

You can fill out the simple questionnaire in Farmlife last week (Oct 26), complete it on our web-site (www.fwi.co.uk) or ring 020-8652 4928 and well send you a form.

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