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.
Amid the constant onslaught from militant vegans and anti-farming activists, it is sometimes easy to forget that the overwhelming majority of people in this country back British agriculture and happily consume its products.
I was recently awarded one of the two Jill Willows Scholarships from the Farmers Club, to attend the Commonwealth Agriculture Conference in Canada, where drivers shaping global agriculture and food were discussed with the next generation of farmers.
The RSPB and the NFU should be natural allies in a post-Brexit world, but working together means we must both acknowledge the seriousness of the environmental challenges we face. The NFU’s latest environment report does not do this, says Tom Lancaster, RSPB principal policy officer for agriculture.
Michael Gove’s refusal to let lynx be released into the Kielder Forest is not only a victory for common sense, it will also give farmers hope that he is willing to listen to agricultural concerns and make considered judgements accordingly.
How to tackle a problem like bovine TB? It is a question successive governments have tried and failed to answer and, as time goes on, the cost to the farming industry and the taxpayer continues to mount.
Despite the media hysteria surrounding last week’s detection of BSE on a farm in Aberdeenshire, the markets’ seasonal trends do not seem to have been adversely affected and importantly, export demand has not wavered.
Ed Middleton, 26, is self-employed and runs a pedigree herd of Lincoln Red and Limousin cattle alongside a flock of pedigree Charollais sheep. He is also country vice chairman of Lincolnshire Young Farmers Club.
Emotive stories from NFU council about the impact of this summer’s drought are a reminder, if one was needed, that many farmers will face a tougher winter than usual because of a lack of forage and bedding.