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
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.