Learning from New Zealand

Learning from New Zealand

I’m writing this from Ashburton, which is an agricultural town in the South Island of New Zealand. It’s a fitting time to be in the country that famously lost its farm support payments in the 1980s, given the changes that we face to our own farm subsidies post-Brexit....
Ireland, Borders, Beef and Brexit

Ireland, Borders, Beef and Brexit

Last week I attended an International Federation of Agricultural Journalists’ (IFAJ) event in Dublin and had a very fortunate opportunity to hear how the Ireland sees the UK’s departure from Europe, and its impact on Irish agriculture and trade. We were hosted by The...
Adam Henson Helps Save Rare Breed Cattle

Adam Henson Helps Save Rare Breed Cattle

We are delighted to be working with probably Britain’s favourite farmer (we are just a little biased) to showcase the great work he has been part of to bring the beautiful Albion, a traditional UK cattle breed, back from the brink of extinction. One of the UK’s most...
Businesses beleaguered by broadband woes

Businesses beleaguered by broadband woes

Today has been another of those days when my colleague asked if she could reboot the BT router to see if our broadband connection would improve. It didn’t. At speeds of 0.65MBps we struggled even to send emails. According the global broadband league table, we’re on a...
Gone are the days

Gone are the days

Over the last two to three decades farmers have experienced ongoing change and their resilience and mental wellbeing has been continually tested.  Add to this the current challenges of policy and ever-increasing piles of paperwork, coupled with the stress of managing...