“If I attempt to use my land to grow food, I’ll lose money” – Clarkson
31st October 2023
Producing food has become an ‘eco no-no’ under current government policy, leaving farmers out of pocket as costs skyrocket and subsidies disappear, says Jeremy Clarkson in his latest book.
Jeremy Clarkson teases new Diddly Squat book
13th October 2023
Petrol head turned farmer Jeremy Clarkson has announced the release of his third farming book, Diddly Squat: Pigs Might Fly.
Kaleb Cooper on farm life, sheep and his new book
13th October 2023
Oxfordshire farmer Kaleb Cooper, 25, has had a busy few years since teaming up with Jeremy Clarkson and finding himself famous. Now, he has released his second book – which looks at British traditions such as cheese rolling and gravy wrestling. We caught up with Kaleb to find out more about the book, his upcoming tour, and his thoughts on the challenges facing farmers.
Farm diversification: How to create revenue by increasing farm footfall
10th October 2023
If you’ve ever looked into trying to find new ways to get more people to visit your farm, you’d know that most ways to grow your business will often require an upfront investment of some kind. But there is a zero-cost way that you can market your farm to a large, new audience: by becoming a Brit Stops host.
Farm for sale: Traditional arable farm in West Suffolk hits the market
7th October 2023
Simms Farm, encompassing 138.87 acres of Grade 2 arable land and featuring a Victorian farmhouse, fenced pasture, mature woodland and a range of farm buildings, is now available for sale with Cheffins.
Farming stories: Finding a sense of purpose on the family farm
24th September 2023
A-Plan Rural Insurance sat down with Joanna Shimwell (@dalefarmphotos), who shares her personal farming journey, and her family farm’s wide range of diversifications from the modern day, dating back to its establishment in 1880.
Amazon Prime “preparing to renew” Clarkson’s Farm for season four
18th September 2023
Despite claims that the popular farming show would end at season three following Clarkson’s controversial comments about Meghan Markle, reports suggest it is on track for renewal.
Farming Minister calls for better support for mental health and a fairer supply chain
26th August 2023
For its latest community blog, A-Plan Rural Insurance is shining a spotlight on podcasters Becca & Lizzie who have have recently interviewed the minister of farming, food and fisheries, Mark Spencer, for their podcast. Mark Spencer has publicly shown his support for mental health in agriculture.
Moving film adaptation depicts emotional toll of foot-and-mouth outbreak
25th August 2023
The screen adaptation of Bea Roberts’ multi-award-winning stage play And Then Come the Nightjars is set to land in cinemas soon, bringing viewers a heart-warming tale of friendship and survival set against the backdrop of the infamous foot-and-mouth outbreak. Farmers Guide chatted with film director Paul Robinson for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look.
Farming stories: Starting out as first-generation farmers
20th August 2023
A-Plan Rural Insurance sat down with Jesy Byron (@tattooedshepherdess) who shares her journey to becoming a farmer, the livestock she keeps, advice for those thinking of getting into farming and how she, and her partner, learnt to farm as a first-generation farmers.
PM urged to scrap ban on new oil boilers
9th August 2023
New oil burners are set to be banned in homes not connected to the gas grid by 2026, which campaigners warn will force rural communities to make costly upgrades to electric alternatives.
Farm Stories: Anna’s Happy Trotters
30th July 2023
As part of their campaign to Back British Farming, A-Plan Rural Insurance is sitting down with farmers to chat about all things farming. In their latest blog, they spoke with Anna Longthorn (@annas_happy_trotters), who is an English farmer. Anna discusses the farm she works on, how she came to be a pig farmer, the farming tradition in her family and the opportunities she sees for others wanting to enter farming.