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!
DAIRY farmers have been warned the current market situation will get worse before it gets better, prompting fears more farmers will be forced to quit the industry.
CAPITAL grants for projects to reduce water pollution and for woodland creation will be available in 2015 under Defra’s plans for the new Countryside Stewardship scheme.
THOUSANDS of farmers in England are set to receive phone calls from the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) as it steps up its programme to support farmers who might need help applying for next year’s new Basic Payment online.
- Paterson call to leave EU raises questions for farmers
- China's largest milk supplier in TB investigation
- TB conference leaves farmers fearing more pain for little gain
- Oxfordshire dairy farmer 'upbeat' about future in dairying
- Leader: TB debate reignited
- 100 farmers backing Welsh moorland legal challenge
- RPA appeals panel team expanded as new CAP looms