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The Future Farming and Countryside Programme

About this blog

This blog launched in November 2020.

Why we blog

“We'll use this blog to share our work with anyone and everyone who's interested in it. We'll post frequent short updates, some about big important announcements but mostly about smaller incremental steps we take along the way. We’re keen to establish an open ongoing conversation with the farming community. This blog is one method we can use to publish our thoughts as they develop and change over time. We believe that making things open makes them better.”

This is us, working in the open.

How we blog

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This blog helps us to work in the open. Discussion is encouraged.

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