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The pandemic has given people a greater appreciation of the landscapes farmers provide, with 71 per cent of people saying they feel fortunate to be able to access the British countryside a new survey has found.
Supporting progression and career opportunities for women in the meat and farming industry, in the first of a series of articles looking at the positive changes and initiatives happening across the farming sectors, Danusia Osiowy finds out more about the global networking group which is driving transformation of the industry’s image.
Back for 2021, farming’s biggest online event #Farm24, in partnership with Morrisons, will celebrate British farming; sharing the farm to fork journey and showing the huge variety of roles and responsibilities taken on by farmers up and down the country.
Lovers of Dartmoor’s iconic landscape can now ‘taste the view’ by purchasing prime lamb from a selection of Morrisons stores as part of its local campaign, sourcing lambs from the Dartmoor Farmers’ Association.
Razan Alsous came to the UK after fleeing the war in Syria in 2012 with her husband and three young children. After recognising the quality of British milk and struggling to find her family’s favourite Halloumi cheese, she began looking into starting her own business.
Specialist potato grower Scutt Farming was selling 100 per cent of its 152-hectare (375-acre) potato crop to fish and chip shops when lockdown began, forcing the East Yorkshire family business to urgently find a new market.
The backbone of many farms across the UK are the family behind them and, in order to preserve and progress their future, a new group has launched to welcome the next generation of farmers. Danusia Osiowy finds out more.