Henley Standard Farming Matters January 2022 Happy New Year. Things can only get better! That might make a catchy tune, oh it’s already been done. Never mind, there must be other ways we can diversify our income because farming is never going to make anyone rich, especially now. Hopefully, most of you had a wonderful spread of British produce at some point to celebrate Christmas. … Continue reading 3 Wishes
World food prices rose for a second consecutive month in September and is now approaching a record 10 year high. This is mostly caused by a global increase in the price of cereals and oilseeds. In the summer of 2020, Russia and Kazakhstan both constrained or even stopped completely their export of agricultural commodities. Further price rises have been spurred on by disruptive weather events … Continue reading Should we be importing so much of our food?
Around about the 20th of August we will run out of food. A sobering thought but actually not likely to happen whilst we can still import food from other countries. The statement does bear further scrutiny though. This is the date that the country would notionally run out of food if the public had only eaten British produce from the 1st January. As a country, … Continue reading We run out of food this week