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 Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has exceeded its Single Payment Scheme (SPS) 2014 target for the end of March, more than two months ahead of schedule.
THE Government has belatedly granted the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) the power to fine retailers after the Prime Minister backed the move last week.
What is the Red Tractor scheme for? Is it simply about ‘Britishness’, a means for consumers to demonstrate their support for home-grown food?
- Adjudicator: Suppliers must come forward to help tackle retailers
- Whole life assurance push on beef prompts concern
- EU policymakers urged to increase intervention price
- Welsh TB test contracts announced but English award on hold
- Waitrose reveals 'fair and leading' milk price
- RPA confirms longer helpline opening hours
- NFU and CLA welcome relief over proposed telecoms rule