Live export ban not that simple
While the RSPCA was quick to announce “victory” after persuading DEFRA to launch a consultation on banning live exports from the UK, the farming community was understandably more cautious.
Board “no longer serving its members”
A five-year strategy to refocus the work of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has been described as “full of promises, but with no meat on the bones” by one of the group that has consistently challenged the levy board’s work in recent months.
No time left for talking
“The time for talking is over”. That was the strong message from Sussex tenant farmer Mark Peters as farming prepares to enter a new era without a clear idea of what the future holds.