Guilty government absolute disgrace

August 2008
Farmers Weekly;8/15/2008, p64
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The author addresses the failure of the British government to acknowledge its culpability with regard to the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease and compensate farmers for their losses. The outbreak in 2007 had a catastrophic effect on the livestock sector, with pedigree and breeding sales decimated at the busiest time of the year. After a year, according to the author, there is still no sign of compensation for farmers other than the paltry sum paid to those who had to go through the trauma of seeing their animals killed.


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