Episode 68

INDUSTRY PROFILE soars after Tractor Porn - and more

Returning from a mid-season break, Chris reflects on some of the stories that have made news in recent weeks.

01:01 SHOWS: Reflections on the ever-changing show scene, and delightful memories about the origins of LAMMA by founders, Cliff Preston and John Sartain as it celebrates 40 years

17:03 TRACTOR PORN: The profile of the ag machinery industry shot up following the outing of an MP caught watching porn on his mobile, who claimed he was searching for tractor info

22:30 NO-MOW MAY: Did a laudable, but over-interpreted initiative, really cut through? Meanwhile opposition to the use of artificial grass is growing as RHS bans fake grass

WATCH LAMMA FOUNDERS FIRESIDE CHAT (split into 3 parts of approx 10 mins each)

About the Podcast

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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.