Hello, I’m Amanda! My family farms about 2,000 acres of corn and soybeans in Southwest Michigan. I’m also a practicing attorney, who writes about modern agriculture and farm policy in the United States. Ben and I previously swapped articles giving our respective readership perspective on farming across the pond. And we both thought we were … Continue reading Guest post: ‘U.S. Farmers Face Economic Uncertainty and Change’
From twitter and instagram (as well as that old fashioned thing called the weather forecast) I see that some parts of the country have received a small amount of rain, although still very little and it has really been restricted to parts of the west. https://twitter.com/mmphotography71/status/1013821729448382470 In my part of Essex it hasn't rained properly … Continue reading How long will this weather continue?
Unless you have downloaded the Met Office app, set your alarm for 6.25pm to catch the evening weather forecast, own a weather station or simply keep one eye permanently fixed on the sky you cannot really call yourself a proper Brit. As a nation we are frankly obsessed with the weather. This is often called … Continue reading Making hay while the sun shines
''It won't happen'' they said on Monday morning. ''The forecasters are never right''. Well the weather forecasters were correct, and you don't need me to tell you that an eastern freeze has held the UK in its grip this week. We've all felt it to varying degrees, and at this stage it looks as if … Continue reading The Beast from the East
The Somerset Levels have now been under water for weeks. In fact, it is difficult to remember a time when one did not turn on the UK news to be confronted with images of villagers traveling from place to place by boat, livestock stranded on the few ‘high’ areas of farms and, more than anything, … Continue reading Flooding continues on the Levels