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Farmers need a fairer position in food supply chain

Farmers need a fairer position in food supply chain

At the Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) last week, we launched a report on the role of supply chains in achieving responsible food production on farms.  It is a dry read, but I’d urge anyone involved in producing or supplying food to read it, and to share it, because...

Podcast tackles rural challenges and homophobia

Podcast tackles rural challenges and homophobia

It’s a natural human reaction to avoid conflict, so it’s not unsurprising that farmers and rural people brush the difficult conversations under the carpet given the closeknit nature of rural places. In a podcast that I host for BASF – Farming the Biggest Job on Earth...

Rural spending needed in the hands of communities

Rural spending needed in the hands of communities

In a disastrous start to the new Prime Minister’s time in office, the £45 billion in tax cuts announced in the ‘mini budget’ has dominated the media, and deeply concerned the financial and pension markets, seeing sterling drop to a 37-year low to $1.03. The media has...

Farmers earning from YouTube

Farmers earning from YouTube

In just one month Olly Harrison, a farmer from Merseyside, earned £3,500 from YouTube. Olly started posting videos on the social media platform early in the pandemic, initially to entertain children, he now has 48,000 subscribers who watch his daily broadcasts which...

Claire Taylor awarded Nuffield Scholarship for 2023

Claire Taylor awarded Nuffield Scholarship for 2023

Claire Taylor is an agricultural communications specialist who works for JCM, with over a decade of experience working across TV, radio and print, as a reporter and producer. She has recently been awarded a Nuffield Scholarship for 2023 and in JCM’s latest blog, we...

Faroe Islands’ Wild west farming

Faroe Islands’ Wild west farming

There’s an archipelago of 18 islands located between Shetland and Iceland that’s home to just 54,000 people. I visited these islands - the Faroes – a few weeks ago to learn more about its fishery and agricultural sectors. The similarities to Scotland’s islands were...

P&J column – Jane Craigie, July

P&J column – Jane Craigie, July

As I write this, I’m sitting in rural Denmark at the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists’ Congress. In many ways the Danish landscape is similar to much of Scotland; farmers are dominantly growing spring barley, oats, as well as lots of grass and...

Rebecca Dawes to join JCM as a director

Rebecca Dawes to join JCM as a director

Jane Craigie Marketing (JCM) is excited to announce that Rebecca Dawes will join the company’s founder, Jane Craigie, as a director and shareholder of the business.

Support for food production must be at core of agri policy

Support for food production must be at core of agri policy

Discussions around future agricultural policy come at a critical time, with Scottish farmers and crofters facing astronomical input costs and increasing pressure to deliver on net zero targets – all whilst grappling with a cost-of-living crisis which has turned the nation’s focus to the cost of food.