Farmers Apprentice

Farmers Apprentice I have just watched the whole series of this competition from start to finish. Superbly made and following the aspirations of 10 talented and driven young people, I highly recommend anyone who is interested in the future of the industry watches this. Very inspiring. Click the title of this post to watch theContinue reading “Farmers Apprentice”

Will Britain ever get a grip on Bovine TB?

It’s a topic that has groups talking from disparate backgrounds; from those concerned for badger welfare to concerned farmers with cattle businesses that are stagnant. No matter what your view is on how it should be tackled, it is clear that TB remains a big problem, particularly in the West of England. According to DepartmentContinue reading “Will Britain ever get a grip on Bovine TB?”

The Generational Ownership Crisis

If you read your way through the farming pages of the broadsheets and indeed the agricultural industry papers you will notice that, yet again, land prices are on the up. In fact, Knight Frank’s review of the final quarter of 2012 says that average farmland values in England rose by almost three per cent inContinue reading “The Generational Ownership Crisis”

What is thinkingcountry?

This new blog will act as the forum I use to offer my own personal response to the items I read about and listen to relating to the subjects of food, farming, environmental and rural affairs. Being a student of history, albeit one with an interest in the agricultural and environmental sectors and in theContinue reading “What is thinkingcountry?”