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 said it is ‘bitterly disappointed’ that Defra Ministers have decided not to take advantage of an EU aid package for fruit and vegetable producers hit by the Russian trade ban.
DEFRA Secretary Liz Truss has insisted the long-term prospects for the dairy industry remains positive, despite the price cuts that have seen thousands of pounds wiped off milk cheques in recent months.
THE second year of the pilot badger culls have been a success and should pave the way for wider roll out of the policy, according to a spokesman for the Gloucestershire cull company.
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