Tackling Rural Crime

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NFU Mutual ‘Ahead of the field’ The NFU Mutual Rural Crime Report 2019 is out, and Will is in the Scottish Borders to talk through the findings and what’s changed in the last year. He’s joined by a number of different people on the front line of tackling rural crime and offering practical help and advice to combat the problem.

129 Target Rich Environment

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Rock & Roll Farming with Rob Havard Today I travelled down to Worcestershire to talk to farmer Rob Havard, with BBC Farming Today in tow to discuss all things farming and social media! We talked about his herd of Aberdeen Angus cattle, which he farms in a holistic planned management system, some of the different jobs he’s done over the years, and also discuss ways that all farmers can improve their grassland management.  All this, and much, much more.  EAT FARM NOW: FOR ALL THE BEST FARMING & FOOD RELATED PODCASTS, VIDEOS, AND BLOGS, FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD, PLEASE […]

128 Bobby & Amy

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Rock & Roll Farming with Emily Jenkins Tonight I talked to writer and director Emily Jenkins, all about her new play Bobby & Amy, a dark comedy that looks back to the foot & mouth disease outbreak that devastated rural communities in the UK. Bobby & Amy is running at the Edinburgh fringe throughout August 2019, for more information visit www.bobbyandamy.co.uk EAT FARM NOW: FOR ALL THE BEST FARMING & FOOD RELATED PODCASTS, VIDEOS, AND BLOGS, FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD, PLEASE VISIT www.eatfarmnow.com – and if you want to get your content onto the site, or if you want to […]

127 Heritage Graziers & Loopy Ewes

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Rock & Roll Farming with James & Katie Allen Tonight I talked to James and Katie Allen about how they got from civil engineering, software developing, and graphic design, to finding each other again and farming together in the Cotswolds, and the many challenges they’ve overcome along the way.  With special guest appearance from baby Jack..  EAT FARM NOW: FOR ALL THE BEST FARMING & FOOD RELATED PODCASTS, VIDEOS, AND BLOGS, FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD, PLEASE VISIT www.eatfarmnow.com – and if you want to get your content onto the site, or if you want to get involved as a partner […]

126 The Golden Age Of Opportunity Is Now

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Rock & Roll Farming with Mark Buckingham Tonight I talked to chair of the Agricultural Biotechnology Council, and corporate engagement lead for Bayer UK, Mark Buckingham.  We discussed GM and gene editing technology, it’s potential to vastly improve crop production and reduce environmental impact, as well as lift people out of poverty in the developing World, and how the UK could take a giant step forward in this regard without the restrictive regulatory framework of the EU.  All this, and much more.  EAT FARM NOW: FOR ALL THE BEST FARMING & FOOD RELATED PODCASTS, VIDEOS, AND BLOGS, FROM ALL AROUND […]

125 Always read the questions

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Rock & Roll Farming with David Walston Tonight I headed east to Cambridgeshire to talk to arable farmer, David Walston. We talked about his early days at Eton College with some very famous classmates, the London photography business that he set up after university, and his eventual return to the family farm.  We also went into some of his illustrious family history, talked about his Father Oliver Walston, his Nuffield study into soil health, and discussed many of the positive things he’s doing on the farm, as well as an innovative new project he’s involved with. All this and much, […]

124 Emma & The DPJ Foundation

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Rock & Roll Farming with Emma Picton-Jones Tonight I head down to Pembrokeshire in south west Wales, to talk to the founder of mental health charity, the DPJ Foundation, Emma Picton-Jones. We talk about her husband Dan, and how his mental health problems, and subsequent suicide in 2016, led her to forming the DPJ Foundation to help others who may be going through similar things in rural Wales.  If you know anyone who might be struggling, you can find out more at www.dpjfoundation.com 

123 ON TOUR at Metcalfe Farms

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Rock & Roll Farming ON TOUR at Metcalfe Farms Rock & Roll Farming on tour!  I headed up to Leyburn in North Yorkshire to the 2018 Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers Gold Cup winner Philip Metcalfe’s open day (Most impressive dairy farm I’ve EVER been on) to talk to the man himself, and also had a conversation with Kite Consulting’s John Allen, and journalist and market analysis, Chris Walkland, all about what makes a gold cup winner, and the current state of the UK dairy industry.  (Photo credit: Tim Scrivener, Farmer’s Weekly) EAT FARM NOW: FOR ALL THE BEST […]

122 The Nature Friendly Farmer

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Rock & Roll Farming with Martin Lines Tonight I headed east to Cambridgeshire to talk to farmer and chair of the Nature Friendly Farmers Network, Martin Lines.  We discussed the range of environmental improvements he’s implemented on his farm that have seen a huge increase in different wildlife species, how he makes it work in conjunction with a modern farming business, and the Nature Friendly Farmers Network and the work that they do. All this, and much, much more.   EAT FARM NOW: FOR ALL THE BEST FARMING & FOOD RELATED PODCASTS, VIDEOS, AND BLOGS, FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD, […]