NFRUNational Farm Research Unit (est. 1995; UK)
NFRUNot for Recreational Use
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He continued, ``The NFRU survey of landowners throughout Wales and England found that 96pc of those interviewed would grant consent for the development of a new non-farming enterprise if asked by their tenants, subject only to reasonable terms to protect the landlord's interests and the value of the land.
The NFRU asked 15, 000 farmers between 2001 and 2004 what their last and next investment would be.
Jim Williams of the NFRU said: ``This added up to 16% of all farms investing in bricks and mortar.
NFRU spokesman Jim Williams said: "This last autumn 2008, which has been one of the most difficult autumns for drilling rape for many years, saw just 16% of farmers choosing to grow a new variety.
Jim Williams, of the NFRU, said: "In 2001 and 2002, 67% of farms thought that their farm would remain within family ownership or management and in 2003 and 2004 this increased slightly to 69%.
Jim Williams of the NFRU said: "Four out of five farmers interviewed envisaged no major change in their farming business, which perhaps reflects uncertainty about the exact nature of change.