Are we losing the fight? You’d be forgiven for thinking so.
As a dairy farmer, I’m well versed with the recent media trolling and fake news surrounding my profession. But it’s starting to wear thin and, quite frankly, emotive arguments are difficult to counter.
Countryfile: ‘Time to say goodbye’ Adam Henson emotional over heartbreaking loss
COUNTRYFILE presenter Adam Henson revealed to viewers yesterday evening it was time to say goodbye to someone close to him on his farm. Ahead of the segment, Helen Skelton warned viewers to have their tissues at the ready.
Scottish tenant farmers tell of upheaval at being forced out
Tenant farmer Zander Hughes
Scottish tenant farmers are being forced out of the industry due to limited opportunities and the government’s emphasis on supporting new entrants rather than established businesses.
Government agency Forestry and Land Scotland (formerly Forestry Commission Scotland) provided 10 starter holdings from Inverness to the Scottish Borders for new entrants to farm on 10-year farm business