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.
At a time when agriculture is already struggling to attract the workforce it needs to produce food for the nation and markets further afield, the Government’s new proposals to cut migrant labour have the potential to be extremely damaging, writes Olivia Midgley.
On Monday night at our local Highland Perthshire NFU branch meeting we were treated to an entertaining and informative talk by our local butcher Rory McDonald of McDonald Bros, Pitlochry and Aberfeldy.
My dad drummed into us from an early age the importance of a warm welcome, either to friends or strangers. A firm handshake, a smile, offering someone a drink and asking them where they have come from, how was their journey? Putting people at ease.
With the General Election dominated by Brexit, the public could be forgiven for thinking politicians are merely paying lip service to the most fundamental of questions: where is everyone going to live?
DURING a week in which Conservative leadership hopefuls went toe to toe, farming once again found itself on the lips of potential future
leaders, specifically Jeremy Hunt and his claim during a live TV debate that the concerns of a Shropshire sheep farmer were paramount in his thoughts.
With the deadline to request a Countryside Stewardship Mid Tier application pack just one week away, Farming Minister Robert Goodwill speaks about why he believes farmers should consider getting into an agreement