Meet the Farmers – episode 46 with Fiona Siddall

Fiona Siddall runs Easton Farm Park in Suffolk which is one of the oldest open farms in the country. Each year Fiona and her team welcome thousands of visitors to the farm and they have recently diversified into other areas such as glamping. Fiona talks about the challenges and opportunities of running an open farmContinue reading “Meet the Farmers – episode 46 with Fiona Siddall”

Why do we need a European Common Agricultural Policy anyway?

As many readers will be aware, the Common Agricultural Policy, which makes up a significant amount of European spending, is due to be reformed in the wake of ‘Europe 2020’ (http://ec.europa.eu/europe2020/index_en.htm). Between April and June 2010 a public debate was held which gathered a multiplicity of views on the future of the CAP. The resultsContinue reading “Why do we need a European Common Agricultural Policy anyway?”