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Report all farm crime incidents to drive rural message home

Farm theft is a serious issue – and the latest figures show it is getting worse. It is also costing farmers a serious amount of money. Continue reading

UK government must consider post-Brexit farm policies more deeply

Defra secretary Michael Gove must consider his policy proposals for UK agriculture more deeply if the sector is to thrive outside the European Union. Continue reading

Brexit Britain: Where next for family farmers?

The biggest uncertainty faced by British farmers used to be the weather. Now it is the impact that leaving the EU will have on UK agriculture. Continue reading

Michael Gove must show he is good for farming

Few politicians divide opinion like Michael Gove. The newly appointed Defra secretary has a reputation for being a heavy-hitter – which some farmers need as Brexit negotiations get under way. But he also has his flaws. Continue reading

Five more years of certainty for subsidies – but then what?

Pledges made by politicians for agriculture have been thin on the ground in the run-up to this month’s general election – with one notable exception. Continue reading

Farming needs friends to forge a better future

When times are hard, it is good to have friends. Few people like facing a challenge alone – and when uncertainties abound it is comforting to know people are rallying to the cause and we are not left on our own. Continue reading

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