Summer Journal: Leadsom visits Club

Summer issue of Farmers Club Journal reports on Defra Secretary’s visit to the Club, St George’s Day, Farmers Club Charitable Trust Leadership project, member views on Brexit and a host of other topical issues.

The full issue can be viewed on the Farmers Club website here


The Summer edition of the Farmers Club Journal – now arriving with members – profiles Defra Secretary Andrea Leadsom’s visit to the Club, where she fielded a wide range of questions on Brexit and UK farm policy (p6).


Links to key manifestos ahead of the General Election can be found here:


A host of fascinating Brexit-focused letters from International members are summarised (p6, 7, 10), and can be viewed at full length in the Library section: {insert link to Library section once Letters have been uploaded}


The Journal also reports on a thought-provoking insight into the prospects for global food and farming delivered to Club members by Nathan Guy, New Zealand’s Minister for Primary Industries (p8).  


Further items include the Club’s St George’s Day Luncheon (p11), Farmers Club Charitable Trust Leadership project, featuring views from Crown Estate Chief Executive Alison Nimmo (p12), a looming Armageddon for UK farm labour (p10), the ADAS/Cave Foundation/Farmers Club Pinnacle Farm Business Management Awards (p14), Agrovista’s drone developments (p16), Cambs farmer Russ McKenzie’s soil health views (p20), and an Under 30s profile of Snugburys farm-made ice-cream (p21).


The Journal also features details of a BCPC/VI/Farmers Club seminar on preparing arable farming for Brexit, which is to be held at the Club on Monday 10th July.


Further information is included on Club visits to West Wales on June 5-7, Henley Royal Regatta on July 2nd, and Portugal in October, plus dinners at the Balmoral and Highland Shows, and Receptions at the Great Yorkshire, Royal Welsh and Westmorland Shows. 


Finally, the Journal is accompanied by the Annual Report and Accounts for 2016, ahead of the Club’s Annual General Meeting, which is to be held in the Club on Tuesday 4th July, followed by an AGM Luncheon, at which Terry Jones, NFU Director General is the guest speaker.