The award coincide’s with Mr Carr’s 20th year of association with the Farmers Weekly Group.
“Having not won it on one or two previous occasions, it meant more winning it – it was thrilling to win,” he told FWi.
“I’ve always relied on the support of editors over the years and I hope it confirms their faith in me. It’s a tremendous boost to my confidence as a writer.”
The PPA awards are the equivalent of the publishing sector’s Oscars.
Crops editor Charles Abel was delighted with Mr Carr’s win. “Stephen has been a key asset for Crops magazine for many years and has created a strong following thanks to his intelligent understanding of farming issues combined with a unique ability to inject humour into his writing.
“He is a key opinion former in the industry and his years of service with the Farmers Weekly group are testament to his qualities and abilities.”
Farmers Weekly Group editor Jane King added: “This is a real coup for Stephen and the group. We have a track record of getting short-listed in this category with our columnists and we’re very pleased Stephen’s work has been recognised by the publishing industry.”
Farmers Weekly was short-listed for editorial campaign of the year for its Local Food is Miles Better campaign.