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Ben Briggs

Ben Briggs

Shall we head for the Lake District fells then?

Biography

Ben has been Editor of Farmers Guardian since March 2016 and oversaw the publication's change in format from newspaper to magazine in the same year.

He has worked for FG since 2010 when he rejoined the publication as News Editor, before going on to become Head of News and Business and then Editor.

A journalism graduate and fully qualified senior journalist, he started his career as a livestock reporter at FG in 2004 and followed this with stints on a local newspaper and regional business magazine.

Born into a farming family, he has a passion for farming and rural affairs and is the current chairman of the British Guild of Agricultural Journalists.

Recent Articles

Rural workers being priced out by second homes surge

Rural workers being priced out by second homes surge

Second homes, holiday lets and the availability of affordable property for rural residents are in the spotlight in Wales and Scotland.
Push to make footpath diversions easier to obtain

Push to make footpath diversions easier to obtain

Agricultural and countryside groups are lobbying Government to make it easier for farmers to temporarily divert footpaths.
Honesty is best policy when it comes to succession planning

Honesty is best policy when it comes to succession planning

Having a ‘how to’ guide written down which details how a farm business operates is a vital piece of the succession jigsaw, a business adviser has claimed.
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