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Burges Salmon emphasises agriculture strength after Wilsons faux pas

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  • Ah, an everyday tale of ordinary farming folk. If I was interested in this sort of twoddle I would listen to the Archers.

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  • This is inappropriate and offensive Petroboy. Pat’s going through a lot at the moment what with Kenton and Jolene and I just know that Lilian’s going to upset everyone over the parish council nominations. Tcha!

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  • It's a bit rich of Burges Salmon to be claiming still to have a serious interest in agriculture; what they certainly are keen on is agribusiness (i.e. massive farming co-operatives and food/drink retailers), which is a very different beast - not least because it's all about commercial contracts rather than agricultural law!
    If you're a farmer with a problem - and there are many - BS simply aren't interested any more. If they were, they wouldn't have offloaded practically every genuine agriculture lawyer they had in the last five years. Peter Williams is a good bloke - he certainly cares about his clients, rather than seeing them exclusively as cash cows (if you'll excuse the pun...).

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  • Surely it is a conflict of interest for them to be involved in this type of agriculture when they have a clear interest in the cows, pigs, sheep etc main competitor, namely fish and obviously more specifically, the Salmon. Salmon (and things like tuna) are much better to eat I recon so I would argue that they should continue to focus in this area. Also, when producing fish, you don’t need a commodity like potash as a capital expenditure in respect of the farm animals profitability – all you need is water and you can get that out of a tap or from the sky. Also, I think cows should be banned because I heard they are bad for the environment – worse than owning a car apparently. Pigs are offensive to certain religions so it is not a good idea to focus in that area. The market in chicken has already been cornered by KFC so there is no point looking at that area, especially since I guess KFC would instruct a US firm because they are American. But fish, whoever got offended by a fish? Exactly, no one. The only controversial thing that Burges Salmon need to worry about with the fish is the one I had the other day – namely a dolphin burger – but in all fairness, I don’t know what the fuss is about – I loved it – it tasted better than a panda pie anyway.

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  • @ Anonymous 12:49pm
    Would you be from Norfolk by any chance?

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