What did the 2001 foot and mouth crisis really teach us?
On 19 February 2001 news spread that a case of foot and mouth disease had been discovered on an Essex farm. Far from isolated, within two weeks livestock from Scotland to Cornwall had been found to have the disease as one of the biggest crises in the history of British agriculture began.
Addicted to Sheep
Aired for the first time nationally, Addicted to Sheep is a brutally honest feature length film documenting the highs and lows of an upland tenant farm.
Battle of the conferences
This week farmers will flock to Oxford to attend the two conferences on everyone’s lips- The Oxford Farming Conference and the Oxford Real Farming Conference.
Pigs not playstations
I couldn't help but think, perhaps if more children spent their Monday afternoons wrestling with wayward pigs and watching the auction of lamb carcasses, perhaps the industry, or maybe even the world, would be a much better place.
Adding value for growers
Following the recent negative portrayal of the treatment of migrant seasonal workers in the media, this month our reporter Alice Dyer travelled to Eastern Europe with AG Recruitment and Management, to learn about the ethical techniques they use to source workers for the UK fruit, salad, flower and vegetable industry.