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Rock & Roll Farming

Jul 31, 2019

Tonight I talked to James and Katie Allen about how they got from civil engineering, software developing, and graphic design, to finding each other again and farming together in the Cotswolds, and the many challenges they've overcome along the way. 

With special guest appearance from baby Jack.. 



Jul 24, 2019

Tonight I talked to chair of the Agricultural Biotechnology Council, and corporate engagement lead for Bayer UK, Mark Buckingham. 

We discussed GM and gene editing technology, it's potential to vastly improve crop production and reduce environmental impact, as well as lift people out of poverty in the developing World,...

Jul 17, 2019

Tonight I headed east to Cambridgeshire to talk to arable farmer, David Walston.

We talked about his early days at Eton College with some very famous classmates, the London photography business that he set up after university, and his eventual return to the family farm. 

We also went into some of his illustrious family...

Jul 10, 2019

Tonight I head down to Pembrokeshire in south west Wales, to talk to the founder of mental health charity, the DPJ Foundation, Emma Picton-Jones.

We talk about her husband Dan, and how his mental health problems, and subsequent suicide in 2016, led her to forming the DPJ Foundation to help others who may be going...

Jul 5, 2019

Hosts Will Evans and FG’s chief reporter Abi Kay were joined for the latest Ploughing Through Brexit podcast by UK Government Farming Minister, Robert Goodwill MP. 

Amongst the things discussed were environmental land management schemes, whether soil health should be considered a public good or not, funding for the...