Brexit and the rural economy

A first reaction to the referendum 'Brexit' decision from a group of postgraduate students at Harper Adams University who have been studying Land Use and Management this week. The 18 students have worked rapidly in small groups this morning to appraise the impact on different sectors of the rural economy, and the actions that land … Continue reading Brexit and the rural economy

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Who wants what this time?

Systemic Solutions at the landscape-water interface was the title of a workshop held at Bristol Aquarium on Monday 10 February 2014, and I was asked to speak about the landowner's perspective. Who want what this time? was my opening question.  When dealing with anything in relation to rural land it's vital to realise that you are … Continue reading Who wants what this time?

Prospects for agricultural markets and income in the EU 2013 – 2023

Agricultural income growth will have to rely on restructuring in the next 10 years, rather than growth in commodity prices. This is a key conclusion from the European Commission Report, Prospects for Agricultural Markets and Income in the EU 2013-2023, issued this week. At farm level, what does this mean for UK farmers?  'Firm' commodity … Continue reading Prospects for agricultural markets and income in the EU 2013 – 2023

CAP: Agric Fundamentalists v Enviro Fundamentalists – some inconvenient points

Decision week for Defra Secretary Owen Paterson.  He is due to announce the 'modulation' rate for England by the end of the week.  Will it be 9% as the NFU wants, or 15% as the RSPB demands?  Modulation is EU-speak for the amount of farming support that is diverted (modulated) into more general rural development … Continue reading CAP: Agric Fundamentalists v Enviro Fundamentalists – some inconvenient points

Jeremy Moody full speech at Harper Adams on CAP Reform

Jeremy Moody spoke to a packed audience of students and staff in the new Weston Lecture Theatre on the subject of CAP Reform on 17 October 2013. This is the full presentation (about 30 minutes with questions). CAP Reform from Harper Adams on Vimeo. Jeremy Moody is Secretary and National Adviser to the Central Association … Continue reading Jeremy Moody full speech at Harper Adams on CAP Reform

Jeremy Moody interviewed on Common Agricultural Policy Reform

Jeremy Moody, National Adviser and Secretary to the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers and a national expert on CAP Reform was interviewed at Harper Adams University on 17 October after speaking to a large audience of students and staff on this topic. Video courtesy of Harper Adams University