How I suffered years of illness
Robin Casson is a sheep farmer, buyer and contractor based near Andover in Hampshire. In last month’s South East Farmer, he appealed for information about anyone exposed to organophosphate (OP) chemicals in farming and other industries. At least 25 people have responded so far. Here Mr Casson explains why he decided to publicise his concerns.
Fitting cover crops to CAP reforms
Farmers and farm business advisers will be given free advice on cover crops during a farm walk at Cowdray Estate, West Sussex in November.
Farmland bird numbers tumble
DEFRA has been told to make “every pound count” in a new wildlife friendly farm scheme as official figures show another huge drop in the number of farmland bird species.