In this issue

CELEBRATING 40 YEARS: A spur of the moment decision sparked the revival of what is now one of England’s most respected farming magazines – South East Farmer. PLOUGHING MATCHES: Peter Love visited three September ploughing matches to see how these special events bring the farming community closer together. NATIONAL FRUIT SHOW: A preview of this year's sell-out event. NIGEL AKEHURST VISITS... Hempstead Farm, the home of G H Dean and Company, to find out more about their award-winning pear and apple orchards.