It is heartening to read Julian Freeman-Attwood’s comments (letter, Jan 14) on the importance of wildlife corridors. Government policy must be bold and not just link farms, but get farmers working together to achieve the best for Britain’s wildlife.
Speaking at this year’s Oxford Farming Conference, NFU President Minette Batters hailed the positive impact of Britain’s farmers, describing them as working conservationists and urging politicians to remember the people who lay at the heart of a better future.
The crop drill has been busy here at the Allerton Project, with farmers across the country relieved to experience a ‘normal’ autumn drilling season for the first time since 2018 – or at least a ten day window into which frenzied work has been committed! The key winter crops of barley and wheat have been successfully established in good soil conditions – the single biggest factor in the ultimate success of any crop.