From my monthly column in the Henley Standard this is the piece from June 4th. By 2070 the world population is forecast to reach 10 billion people, so we have to find sustainable ways to feed everyone. As I mentioned in my last Farming Matters column, where I talked about climate change, synthetic nitrogen fertiliser is having an impact on our industry’s carbon footprint. The … Continue reading Smarter farming
This was my article for the Henley Standard on May 7th 2021. Why do farmers always talk about the weather? Could it be because we battle against it every day? We rely on getting sunshine and rain at the right time to help the plants to grow and provide the food we all consume. However, weather is not the same as climate. The dictionary defines … Continue reading Climate Change; UK farmers are part of the solution not the problem.
As the Christmas decorations are returned to the loft and the tree is cast out to wait for recycling, it is a poignant moment as once again we head back into lockdown. Could this be the start of our own special groundhog day, where time stands still and we go round in an endless loop? Or should we break out of this melancholy, briefly look … Continue reading Goodbye 2020. Hello 2021