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Rags to recycling riches for farmer

A struggling farmer has spoken of his dramatic turn of fortune since converting his land to recycle green waste.Joe Robinson established Com-Vert in April 2003 to produce 5,000 tonnes of compost per year at his Shieldykes farm in Northumberland.The farm was facing closure after the BSE and foot-and-mouth epidemics of the last 10 years so Robinson, 47, joined Durham Business School to pick up some tips.He then decided to start producing compost, which ...