How mixed farm award winner battles rising production costs


Paul Temple, GFN member from the United Kingdom decided to transition to no-till, bringing many positive impacts to the tenanted farm near Driffield, East Yorkshire. As part of his conservation agriculture approach, inputs have been reeled in and a no-till system put in place, with the aim of cutting machinery and labour costs by one-third. Learn more in this article from Farmers Weekly.

Paul M. Temple

Paul M. Temple

Paul Temple volunteers as a board member for the Global Farmer Network and farms in the north of England in the United Kingdom. The farm practices conservation agriculture on a mixed beef and arable family farm. Paul grows wheat for seed, barley, oilseed rape, vining peas and beans. They've recently added grass leys back into the arable rotation. On the beef side they utilise a wide range of environmental grasses with suckler cattle, rearing calves that are either fattened or sold as stores. Additionally, the farm is in a high level environmental scheme with educational access.

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