Wildflower Power

Did you enjoy any particularly beautiful countryside this National Picnic Week? Perhaps a bouquet of flowers this National British Flowers week?  We take a look at the hidden role of wildflowers in enriching these pastimes, including their underlying role in supporting our wildlife and economy. Planting wildflowers is certainly in vogue at the moment, which…

New economics for sustainable land use

In this speech, delivered at today’s Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum, Patrick Begg, our Rural Enterprises Director, discusses his ‘three-part recipe’ for the the future of UK agriculture policy. Farming is in a tough place. I’m not the first and certainly won’t be the last person to say this. Just look at the stark economics.…