I am Farmers Guardian’s political editor. I have been doing the job for seven years, initially in our London office but I now work in a shed in my garden in rural Oxfordshire! I was brought up on an arable and turkey farm in Leicestershire and still occasionally help out with the turkeys at Christmas. I did a degree in economics at Manchester University, followed by a journalism course in London. I worked on various local papers before I was offered the prestigious role of poultry correspondent at FG in 1997. I left, came back and am still here today!
ALL restrictions put in place following the outbreak of Avian Flu in Yorkshire last month have now been lifted.
FARMERS with at least 36 hectares (89 acres) of land will automatically qualify for the active farmer definition under the reformed Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), Defra has announced.
THE Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform process in Wales is in chaos after the Welsh Government’s decision to scrap the moorland line in response to a legal challenge by farmers.
- Chief vet urges Defra to consider extending Glos badger cull
- NFU calls for badger cull roll out after pilot results published
- Defra urged to support young farmers through new CAP
- EU food 98 per cent compliant with pesticide residue limits
- NFU issues 'call to arms' on EU pesticide legislation
- Red Tractor standards must be practical and justifiable - NSA
- European Commission approves Defra TB plans