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Acres of Change

Synopsis
Contrasts farming methods filmed in 1939 by a Kent farmer with the same operations in the 1990s, showing how the processes of drilling, spraying, harrowing and harvesting have changed from the labour-intensive methods of the 1930s. Two Suffolk farmers discusses the pros and cons of the changes, and the film concludes with a look into the future of agricultural development.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Year of production
1999
Subjects
Agriculture
Keywords
agricultural development; farming; social history; agricultural history

Credits

Cast
George Macpherson 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£15.95
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
70 minutes
Year
2013

Production Company

Name

Farming Press

Notes
Ceased distribution in 2002. Some FP books and videos available from Old Pond Publishing

Distributor

Name

Country Smallholding

Email
countrysmallholding@efulfil.co.uk
Web
http://www.countrysmallholding.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
08700 718 817
Fax
01326 569555
Address
Archant Devon
Fair Oak Close
Exeter Airport Business Park
Clyst Honiton
Nr Exeter
EX5 2UL
Name

Old Pond Publishing

Email
info@oldpond.com
Web
http://www.oldpond.com External site opens in new window
Phone
01473 238 200
Fax
01473 238 201
Address
Dencora Business Centre
36 White House Road
Ipswich
IP1 5LT
Notes
DVDs and books for enthusiasts in the land-based industries: farmers and smallholders, workers in the earthmoving, forestry and heavy transport occupations. Titles deal with current activities and machinery as well as the history of the industries.
 

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