Running for Mind, the mental health charity. #FarmerMentalHealth

Earlier this year I signed up to run my local half-marathon (Clacton to Walton and back along the coastline) which takes place on 19th August (days are counting down!). To give myself some incentive to get through the pain of training for it I've decided to raise money for a charity close to my heart (and … Continue reading Running for Mind, the mental health charity. #FarmerMentalHealth

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‘Education on Mental health is essential when one farmer a week takes their own life’ – Guest post by Jerome Fielder

You don’t expect to receive a phone call telling you that one of your best friends has taken his own life. But in January 2016, I did. Like you’d expect, the news rocked me, and I didn’t know what to say or how to react, I felt helpless. Joe was one of my closest friends … Continue reading ‘Education on Mental health is essential when one farmer a week takes their own life’ – Guest post by Jerome Fielder

Brexit and the OECD challenge to subsidies

Every year the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) releases an 'Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation Report' which looks at and assesses the various agricultural policies of the 35 OECD nations around the world, as well as 15 'selected partner economies'. The 2016 version was released back in June, but BBC Farming Today brought … Continue reading Brexit and the OECD challenge to subsidies