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Ben has been Editor of Farmers Guardian since March 2016 and oversaw the publication's change in format from newspaper to magazine in the same year. He has worked for FG since 2010 when he rejoined the publication as News Editor, before going on to become Head of News and Business and then Editor. A journalism graduate and fully qualified senior journalist, he started his career as a livestock reporter at FG in 2004 and followed this with stints on a local newspaper and regional business magazine. Born into a farming family, he has a passion for farming and rural affairs and is the current chairman of the British Guild of Agricultural Journalists.
In the fourth and final part of his report from an AHDB-led export trip to Dallas, Texas, Ben Briggs speaks to the woman behind the Poetry Dorpers flock and finds out more about America’s small but vibrant sheep industry.
Poor mental health and speaking about it remains a huge stigma for many people in the farming community.
Team structures and working patterns may have to radically change to meet the work-life balance expectations of the modern workforce, said speakers at the National Herdspersons Conference held at Harper Adams University, Shropshire.
AHDB’s export team was in Dallas, Texas, last week for the Annual Meat Conference (AMC) as the levy board sought to promote British beef and lamb in the States. Ben Briggs joined the delegation and reports from the
Common sense, it would appear, has made an unlikely return to Government and facilitated positive steps between the UK and EU in relation to Northern Ireland in the post-Brexit era.
NFU president Minette Batters was entirely right when she told delegates on the first morning of her union’s conference that Government’s seemingly blase attitude towards food production needed exposing for what it was, naive.
Love him or loathe him, there is no doubting the fact that Jeremy Clarkson has taken farming’s story into more households than ever before.
Love him or loathe him, there is no doubting the fact that Jeremy Clarkson has taken farmings story into more households than ever before.