TACKLING THE CHALLENGE OF SOIL COMPACTION

TACKLING THE CHALLENGE OF SOIL COMPACTION

Last year’s government report on the state of the environment for soil drew attention to a number of soil-related, including soil compaction, issues which particularly concern the farming community. At Farm Zone, we have produced this blog post to inform Bright Maize...
MY JOB IS: SENIOR TECHNICAL ADVISOR

MY JOB IS: SENIOR TECHNICAL ADVISOR

An interview with Rod Crossley, Senior Technical Advisor at Bright Maize What is your day-to-day job at Bright Maize? I see my role as being a link between the farmer/farm manager and the maize seed producer. I spend a lot of time in the field, as it were, working...
TRADING – TRADE TALKS KEEP FARMERS GUESSING

TRADING – TRADE TALKS KEEP FARMERS GUESSING

As the coronavirus crisis continues, it’s easy to forget that the UK government is in the middle of renegotiating its trading relationships with the rest of the world. The country finally leaves the European single market and customs union on December 31 (the end of...
GEORGE BARHAM AND THE EXPRESS COUNTRY MILK COMPANY

GEORGE BARHAM AND THE EXPRESS COUNTRY MILK COMPANY

In this second part of Farm Zone’s ‘pioneers in agriculture’ series, we look at the life of George Barham – founder of Express Dairies Express Dairies was, in its day, one of the biggest names in the business. Back when milk floats did the rounds, its distinctive blue...