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Britain launches farm bill as Brexit paves way for major reforms

Reading Time: < 1 minute London | Reuters — An agriculture bill will be introduced in Britain’s parliament on Thursday, with funding for the industry increasingly linked to tackling environmental challenges as the country develops its own farm policy for the first time in decades. Britain currently abides by the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy but is set to leave the […] Read more

Britain outlines post-Brexit farm policy in bill

Reading Time: 2 minutes London | Reuters –– Britain will introduce legislation on Wednesday for agricultural policy after it leaves the European Union that will link support for farmers to the provision of public benefits such as tackling climate change or preserving beautiful landscapes. The Agriculture Bill, primarily covering England, will provide the basis for policy in a sector […] Read more

Uganda’s small family farms largely missed out on the Green Revolution. But maybe that’s an advantage.

Uganda decides: go big or go small

Morrison Rwakakamba is a presidential adviser. He is a farmer too. In this African country, that puts him at the heart of some of our planet’s most vital issues

Reading Time: 6 minutes Like any farmer anywhere, Morrison Rwakakamba feels that farming is in his DNA, yet this 35-year-old finds himself pulled in two directions — home to his farm in the southwest corner of Uganda, but also to the city and to the corridors of power in the capital Kampala where he has been appointed special adviser […] Read more

Chaired by farmer Jim Wickett, you don’t have to share WCWG’s politics to admire its board of directors and want to share its strategic management philosophy.

Wheat Growers build ‘top board’ performance

It’s no accident the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association gets 
high marks for the quality of its board of farmer directors

Reading Time: 7 minutes Filling board seats is never an easy task. Your top prospects may be reluctant to offer their time, especially if both spouses are busy raising a family in addition to their farming and off-farm careers. Others are already fully committed, or even over-committed in other off-farm roles. Yet the other harsh reality is that even […] Read more