Visit the UK’s leading indoor agricultural event, with eleven packed halls of the very latest in agricultural machinery and equipment. Now at the NEC, Birmingham this is free to attend and free to park.
The last time GB milk production was as high as it currently is, in the early 1990s, the poll tax riots were erupting, Margaret Thatcher was exiting Number 10 Downing Street, and the Gulf War was raging.
FOR a man who voluntarily stepped aside before seeing his job through to the end, the praise lavished on former Farming Minister George Eustice by some figures from within the agricultural representative bodies this week has been baffling.
To suggest that a potential drop in the value of the pound could offset some of the negative implications of World Trade Organisation tariffs seems as dangerous as it is preposterous, but that is exactly what Farming Minister and noted Brexiteer George Eustice has done this week.
AN open letter co-signed by 53 US agriculture and food organisations was sent to US trade representative Robert Lighthizer concerning the EU decision to exclude agriculture in future trade negotiations with the US.
Ensuring we get right the support network for British agriculture at such a crucial point in its history is going to be key, which is why the contribution from the Labour Party about extending the remit of Groceries Code Adjudicator must be welcomed as a forward-thinking proviso.
On the start of my second week in Australia, myself and Carlyn Sheriff headed over to Kadina for a Grain Industry Seminar, which is a Government reported programme that Rural Directions are leading at the moment.
Given the past difficulties I have had in communicating with Jeremy Corbyn’s team and at least one ex-Shadow Defra Secretary, my expectations of how the Labour Party conference would go were not too high when I jumped on the train to Liverpool this week.