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!
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A GLOUCESTERSHIRE farmer has opened his heart to the world about the ‘soul-destroying’ impact of bovine TB (bTB) on his business and why he believes badger culling is necessary.
DEFRA Secretary Owen Paterson claims moves to reduce and improve guidance on complying with environmental regulations could save rural businesses more than £1 billion over 10 years.
MILK processors and retailers are facing renewed calls for price increases on the back of what is being described was one of the toughest years in living memory for dairy farmers.
- Family inundated with support after tragic TB tale
- June CAP reform deal hanging in the balance
- More than 6,000 TB cattle slaughterings in two months
- UK dairy industry urges EU to reject milk supply controls
- Monsanto wins US GM soybean patent case
- New figures suggest more farmers quitting dairying
- Paterson urges EU Ministers to stand firm on CAP co-financing