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.
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.