FARM ZONE

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LORD WOOLTON AND THE WARTIME MINISTRY OF FOOD

These days we call it ‘food security’: the idea of safeguarding an availability of food - enough food, and food of the right kind - for all. Thanks, variously, to Brexit, Covid-19 and climate change, it’s an idea that’s been much in the news. Last summer, a...

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JOSEPH ELKINGTON, PIONEER OF LAND DRAINAGE

As part of our ‘pioneers in agriculture’ series we take a look at Joseph Elkington: the man who transformed the agricultural landscape through his work in land drainage. ‘Pioneer of Land Drainage’ is the phrase found on the modest monument to Joseph Elkington that...

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TEN HOUSEHOLD FOOD SPENDING TRENDS FOR 2021

Food retailing trends are highly relevant to maize growers, over 90% of whom are milk producers, because changes in consumer buying habits of dairy products will influence the terms of the contracts on which they sell their milk. For this latest blog, Farm Zone,...

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