Jeremy Scott does not sleep between the hours of 1am and 4am. He stays awake, listening for the sound of thieves breaking into his home or business. He knows from a frightening first-hand experience that gangs of thieves can strike at any time.
With Britons unwilling to labour in our fields, there's a stark question - who exactly will pick our crops and process our food in the future?
Seasonal workers have dropped by 17%, leaving farms critically short of people to harvest crops.
Did you know that the food and farming industry is worth £109 billion and employs 3.8 million people? Back British Farming Day 2017 is on the horizon, and celebrates this success! There has never been a more important time to back British farming.
Back British Farming Day on Wednesday showed our MPs pledging their support to the British farming industry. Now it's over to you! We would love to hear from you with why British food and farming is important to you.
September is traditionally the month we celebrate Britain's harvest with the greatest abundance of produce grown across the country. If you're wondering what's been harvested, check out the Great British larder, our updated guide of what's in season
Rural crime: We lift the lid on the devastating impacts of rural crime
Britain’s breadbasket: To coincide with Lincolnshire Day, Yellowbelly Kate Chapman goes on a fascinating food trail
Apple Day: Celebrating the great British apple harvest
The golden survivor: Once out of vogue, but now attracting new fans, we look at the chrysanthemum
Climbing Britain’s tallest mountain: What does it take to scale Ben Nevis? Tessa Dunlop and her eight-year-old daughter went to find out
Autumn in pictures: As the countryside comes alive with colour we celebrate this most glorious of seasons
Eat it, cook it: Meet the sweetcorn grower and try three great recipes
Tried and tested: Malcolm gets to grip with battery power
This month we look at the rural entrepreneurs who are using innovative ideas to champion nature’s miracle fibre. From making solid furniture to tweed clothing and even compost, wool is being used in imaginative ways that will make you look at this natural material in a whole new light.