Michelle Martin

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Michelle Martin

Digital Sub Editor

Michelle Martin graduated from Dublin City University (DCU) with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, and previously worked for well-known names in the Irish media sector. In 2018 she moved to New York where she was responsible for public relations, social media, and communications at a fast-growing start-up. Michelle is a native of the Royal County and still believes in the Oxford comma.

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UK signs up to global coalition on sustainable food production

UK signs up to global coalition on sustainable food production

Environment Secretary George Eustice has confirmed that the UK will join the Sustainable Productivity Growth Coalition (SPG), an international group...

UK commits £372m for countries on food-security frontline

UK commits £372m for countries on food-security frontline

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has today (Friday, June 24) committed £372 million to support countries most impacted by rising global...

Report from Scotland’s food security taskforce published

Report from Scotland’s food security taskforce published

The findings of a taskforce set up to respond to any potential disruption to food security and supply, resulting from...

Farmer sought for board of Ernest Cook Trust

Farmer sought for board of Ernest Cook Trust

The Ernest Cook Trust, a grant-giving charity that provides and funds outdoor learning projects, is seeking to recruit a farmer...

Tributes paid to well-known Scottish dairy farmer

Tributes paid to well-known Scottish dairy farmer

Tributes are being paid to well-known dairy farmer Derek Roan (71), who died in hospital following an incident on his...

Co-op suspends purchase of Quack! eggs due to animal-welfare concerns

Co-op suspends purchase of Quack! eggs due to animal-welfare concerns

Lincolnshire Co-op has suspended its purchase of Quack! duck eggs following reports of animal-welfare issues from its egg-supplying farm. “We...

Scottish Parliament passes Good Food Nation Bill

Scottish Parliament passes Good Food Nation Bill

The Scottish Parliament has passed the Good Food Nation Bill after it went through the final stage (stage three) of...

Scotland: Farm payment dates to be brought forward

Scotland: Farm payment dates to be brought forward

The 2022 farm payment dates in Scotland are to be brought forward to September 19, subject to approval of the...

‘I’d like to see government prioritising farming’ – Clarkson

‘I’d like to see government prioritising farming’ – Clarkson

TV personality Jeremy Clarkson has said that in the next parliament, he would like to see the government prioritising farming....

Phytophthora pluvialis tree disease found in Shropshire

Phytophthora pluvialis tree disease found in Shropshire

The Forestry Commission (FC) has confirmed a further finding of the tree disease Phytophthora pluvialis in Shropshire, as well as...

Brothers describe Fulready farm fire as ‘frightening mess’

Brothers describe Fulready farm fire as ‘frightening mess’

The brothers behind Paddock Farm in Fulready, Warwickshire have described a fire that destroyed around 100t of straw and some...

New bird flu case on Shropshire turkey farm

New bird flu case on Shropshire turkey farm

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed on a turkey farm near Ludlow, Shropshire, by the Department for Environment,...

Massey Ferguson’s MF 8S gets special Jubilee makeover

Massey Ferguson’s MF 8S gets special Jubilee makeover

Massey Ferguson has given one of its MF 8S tractors a Royal makeover in honour of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee,...

Farm house narrowly escapes flames of nearby barn

Farm house narrowly escapes flames of nearby barn

A farm house in Devon managed to remain untouched by the flames of a barn fire just 2.5m away. This...

£200m fund launched to help farmers reach net zero

£200m fund launched to help farmers reach net zero

Virgin Money has today (Wednesday, June 1) launched a new £200 million fund to support farmers in their transition to...

Food and drink exports top pre-pandemic levels

Food and drink exports top pre-pandemic levels

UK food and drink exports with non-EU countries have soared above pre-pandemic levels for the first time, according to new...

Midlands farm company fined for watercourse pollution

Midlands farm company fined for watercourse pollution

A farm company in the West Midlands has been fined a total of £120,000 for illegal discharge of anaerobic digestate...

Peatland restoration projects among those receiving funding

Peatland restoration projects among those receiving funding

Peatland restoration projects are among those receiving grants of up to £100,000 under the second round of the Natural Environment...