Farmers Weekly is to surrender its tenancies of Easton Lodge and Sacrewell Lodge arable units, Lincs and to close the Easton Lodge pig unit but remains committed to dirty boots farming.

After a review of Farmers Weekly Farms, parent company Reed Business Information concluded that farming could not be considered core to its central business of information publishing. The intention is to end our arable farming activities after next harvest and to close the pig unit immediately.

But FW Group titles Farmers Weekly, Crops and Poultry World along with FWi and ancillary publications remain committed to reporting practical farming.

Each week, FW alone contains a wealth of farmers’ faces and voices dealing with practical news, business, livestock, arable and machinery topics.
The 32 Livestock and Arable Farmer Focus writers, six Management Matters farmers in Business and eight Barometer growers in Arable will also continue to share their experiences of practical farming’s challenges and opportunities with our 200,000 readers.

FW Group publisher Trevor Parker commented: “I would like to thank farms manager John Lambkin and his team, past and present, for doing such a superb job of making the most of our arable and pig units over so many years.”

For further details see the On our farms page (43) in this week’s issue (28 Oct) of Farmers Weekly.