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!
THE NFU has insisted the pilot badger culls have been ‘effective’, where they have been allowed to go ahead without interruption, after an organisation campaigning against the policy published figures suggesting the Gloucestershire pilot badger cull fell well short of its minimum target.
THE company behind the Gloucestershire badger cull has praised the professionalism of the contractors and farmers who carried out the policy.
THE English organic sector is set to do well out of next year’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform, according to Soil Association policy director Peter Melchett.
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