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What did the 2001 foot and mouth crisis really teach us?

Vacancies Alice Dyer Last edited 25/02/16
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

Vacancies Alice Dyer Last edited 09/02/16
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.

Bitten by the beating bug

Vacancies Alice Dyer Last edited 26/01/16
The value of shooting is greatly publicised.. but what about the value of beating?

Battle of the conferences

Vacancies Alice Dyer Last edited 05/01/16
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.

New mobile phone careers app for Kent farmers

Vacancies Alice Dyer Last edited 08/12/15
Kent Rural Plc have released a new rural careers mobile app.

Pigs not playstations

Vacancies Alice Dyer Last edited 02/12/15
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

VacanciesFeatures Alice Dyer Last edited 21/12/15
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.

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