Would you encourage someone into farming?

Posted: February 6th, 2013 | Author: | Comments Off on Would you encourage someone into farming?

MarkForrest

The world’s population is set to reach 8.3bn within 20 years – and we need more farmers to feed all those people.

But would you encourage your family into farming?

That was the question posed by BBC presenter Mark Forrest (pictured above) when I appeared as a guest on his show on Tuesday, 5 February.

To listen to the audio, click here. The programme was broadcast across 39 BBC local radio stations in the UK.


Retail watchdog has tightrope to walk

Posted: January 21st, 2013 | Author: | Comments Off on Retail watchdog has tightrope to walk

ChristineTacon

SUPERMARKET ombudsman Christine Tacon has a tightrope to walk as she oversees the relationship between Britain’s retail giants and their suppliers. More…


Horseburger scandal is no laughing matter

Posted: January 19th, 2013 | Author: | Comments Off on Horseburger scandal is no laughing matter

TescoValueBurgers

It would be funny if it wasn’t so serious. Jokes about horseburgers flooded the internet soon after it emerged that beefburgers contaminated with large quantities of horse meat had been sold by major supermarkets in the UK and Ireland. More…


10 must-follow farm tweeters for 2013

Posted: January 2nd, 2013 | Author: | Comments Off on 10 must-follow farm tweeters for 2013

Thought-provoking, insightful, sometimes vitriolic and occasionally even witty, here are 10 farm-related Tweeters to brighten up your Twitterstream during 2013. More…


Top Farming Videos of 2012

Posted: December 4th, 2012 | Author: | Comments Off on Top Farming Videos of 2012

A TORNADO rips through an Essex farmyard, a city-centre collision involving a combine harvester, and blockades manned by protesting dairy farmers. More…


Countryside needs clarity on renewable energy

Posted: October 31st, 2012 | Author: | Comments Off on Countryside needs clarity on renewable energy

THE government needs to come clean – is it in favour of renewable energy or not? More…