20:26 Vision

Have a look at the CPRE vision for farming in 2026.  I wonder what farmers think of it. As a vision it’s got a lot of what I would like to see from farming – and of course you and I invest in farming to the tune of well over £2bn per annum so it’s…

Breather

Yesterday I spent the day finishing off the manuscript for my new book. So there is no blog today. But you could buy my old book, that would be heroic of you. There are some interesting comments about the NT as a conservation organisation still appearing on Monday’s blog.  I did wonder whether to post…

What the public wants

According to a survey by ICMResearch for CPRE more than four out of five of the public believe that farmers have a responsibility to look after the landscape and wildlife for future generations – so most people are wrong!  I don’t think that farmers have that responsibility but I am grateful to those who behave…

The National Trust

Do you think that the National Trust, which operates in England, Northern Ireland and Wales is a nature conservation organisation or not? In its own words: Conserving nature, for the benefit of everyone, is at the heart of the National Trust’s work. We are one of Europe’s leading nature conservation organisations. The scale of our…

Week 1

Tuesday’s blog was the most-read ever on this site – which surprised me a bit – but if you missed it, here it is. Wednesday’s blog was the fifth most-read ever – but if you missed it, here it is. Thursday was a very enjoyable day in Cambridge. I have only seen red kites on…