Rural farming

Milton Downs sells to a farming family in the district

Milton Downs in Bellata is a major producer of grain and dry cotton. Photo: Moree Immobilier ONE of Australia’s largest and best-known farm properties, Milton Downs, near Moree in north-west New South Wales, has been sold at an undisclosed price to a young family who was already farming in the …

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Mayo Sheep Farmer Joins Farming for Nature Network

A County Mayo sheep farmer who considers himself a steward of the land has joined the Farming for Nature (FFN) Ambassador Network. Now in its fourth year, FFN has been created to highlight the stories of farmers across Ireland who are managing their land sustainably, while providing an income for …

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Jeremy Clarkson’s farming neighbors back Top Gear star’s plan for Diddly Squat restaurant

Jeremy Clarkson has been backed by fellow farmers, food producers and local residents in Oxfordshire after his plan to build a hilltop restaurant was rejected by council. The Amazon Prime star, 61, said he was ‘very’ frustrated after local authorities turned down his bid to build a new restaurant and …

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Aengus Mac Grianna opens up about alpaca breeding and home life

Former presenter of RTE Aengus Mac Grianna reflected on her life with husband Terry Gill after stepping down from his role with the national broadcaster in 2018 after 30 years. Aengus is currently preparing to take on other Irish celebrities on the ballroom floor in the final season of Dancing …

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The growing strength of agriculture as social justice

A new crop of farms is taking root in the Capital Region, with shoots and leaves spreading towards the light of social justice. The fertile soil of the Hudson, Mohawk and Schoharie valleys has long attracted urban transplants to try their hand at farming, but more of these farmers are …

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