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Seeing the images of burning pyres of livestock, reading the recollections of people who lived through it, and assessing the numbers which illustrate the scale of the foot-and-mouth crisis is a sobering process.
Picture the scene. It is the end of 2021 and there has been a no-deal Brexit, while Basic Payments have also started to reduce in line with Government plans to move towards a more environmentally-based farming support structure.
Being handed the baton by fellow Dorset farmer and longstanding Farmers Guardian contributor, Jon Stanley, is rather a daunting task, but, as this is my first article, I thought I would write a little bit about about my background and a general introduction to our farm.
There has never a better time to let farmers support your mental and physical health and for all of us to support a green recovery from Covid-19, according to Caroline Millar,Agritourism Monitor Farm programme co-ordinator.