Episode 89


In 2018, Anna Jones set up a group called Just Farmers to establish a network of farmers who could respond to enquiries from the media in an honest, straightforward and no-nonsense way – eliminating jargon that might be unfamiliar to journalists and the general public.

Anna has also written a book, Divide, in which tries to make sense of the fragile and sometimes fractious relationship between town and country – communities that Anna herself has straddled.

Here is someone who grew up on a family farm on the Welsh borders with a heritage stretching back five generations, but also lived the city life, experienced the ignorance and mistrust of how our food is produced – and even joined an Extinction Rebellion meeting.

Anna talks about the rationale behind the formation of Just Farmers and the issues raised in her book.


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The farm and grass machinery business

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Chris Biddle

Chris is an experienced journalist specialising in the farm and grass machinery market. He has worked for a major tractor manufacturer and been a managing director of a farm and grass machinery dealership in the West Country.
In 1988, he launched trade magazine, Service Dealer followed by TurfPro in 1998, selling both titles to Land Power Publications in 2015.
He was editor of Landwards, the professional journal of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE) from 2008 until 2019 and is the recipient of the 2020 IAgrE Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Land-Based industry.
Chris lives in Salisbury with his wife Trish, and is an avid cricket fan and member of the MCC for over 55 years.