Meet the Farmers – episode 28 – ‘Searching for Common Ground at the Oxford Farming Conference and the Oxford Real Farming Conference’

Every January well over a thousand people gather in Oxford to talk all things connected to food and farming, at the Oxford Farming Conference and the Oxford Real Farming Conference. For the first time I attended both conferences in an attempt to search for common ground and to see whether delegates would be interested inContinue reading “Meet the Farmers – episode 28 – ‘Searching for Common Ground at the Oxford Farming Conference and the Oxford Real Farming Conference’”

Michael Gove to attend the Oxford Real Farming Conference

In January I’ll be heading to the Oxford Real Farming Conference and the Oxford Farming Conference. For the first time I’ll be bringing you Meet the Farmers podcast episodes from both conferences, which I am very excited for. It’s going to be a logistical challenge working out in which venue to be at which timeContinue reading “Michael Gove to attend the Oxford Real Farming Conference”

‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 25 – The East of England Farming Conference 2018

This is a special episode of the podcast covering my recent visit to the East of England Farming Conference at the East of England Showground near Peterborough. The show features Neil Parish MP, Emily Norton from Savills, farmer and Conference Chair Tom Martin and Suffolk farmer Brian Barker.

The long awaited 25 Year Environment Plan

I’ve been stuck indoors today, struck down by flu yesterday. There are a lot of things going around at the moment, and I was being optimistic and hoping that I wouldn’t catch anything this winter. Oh well! Hopefully I’m now over the worst of it but you never really can tell with these things. ItContinue reading “The long awaited 25 Year Environment Plan”

Giving Gove a Chance…perhaps

N.b This article was originally published on countrysquire.co.uk It was certainly a shock to see Michael Gove reinstated to the Cabinet, especially in his new role leading Defra. Rarely does the department receive such a ‘big hitter’, usually being seen (frustratingly) as a relative backwater from which lower profile ministers can rise through the politicalContinue reading “Giving Gove a Chance…perhaps”