Nuffield scholar talks to Farm Business about milk

The latest edition of Farm Business celebrates the latest set of Nuffield Scholars who will assemble in Glasgow to present the reports from their extensive travels, exploring varied aspects of agriculture. On page 9, readers will  hear from one of them, journalist Tom Levitt, who has been looking into the future of the milk.

The product as a commodity has become too cheap, he concluded. The answer, he believes, based on experience from around the world, is to develop and promote new brands that deliver real value for the supply chain. The article is well worth a read.

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November should have been the month the Brexit clouds lifted, but after the political chaos of last, the outlook has never been more uncertain. Pages 2 and 4 look into the politics behind the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement and try and make sense of where the process goes from here.

And on page 8, there is a feature on an expanding business looking to take advantage of the growing reputation of British wine. The company has recently purchased an additional 400 acres on the North Downs, adding a further million bottles of fizz to its output.

Now that is good news.

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About The Author

John Swire - Deputy editor of Agronomist and Arable Farmer as well as responsibility for the Agronomist and Arable Farmer and Farm Business websites. After 17 years milking cows on the family farm John started writing about agriculture in 1998 and has since written for a variety of publications and has developed a wide circle of contacts within the industry. When not working John is a season ticket holder at Stoke City and also of late has become a fitness freak, listing cycling, swimming and walking as his exercises of choice.