The Guild’s 2022 Agricultural Journalism Awards were announced at the Guild’s annual Harvest Lunch in October.
The arable category was won by Crop Production Magazine editor Lucy de la Pasture for a piece on NIAB technical director Bill Clark, who spoke frankly about the industry’s understanding of fungicide resistance and the mistakes that have been made.
Runner up with her Crop it like its Hot podcast, which explores disease control technology, was Farmers Guardian’s arable specialist Alice Dyer.
Winner of the environment/rural category was Farmers Guardian’s Hannah Binns (pictured with guest speaker at the event, Jake Fiennes) for her ‘in-depth and carefully researched looking back’ piece to mark 20 years since the Foot and Mouth outbreak.
Freelancer Mike Abram was runner up with his piece on why soil carbon could be the UK’s next big crop, published in Farmers Weekly.
In the livestock category Hayley Chapman of Farmers Weekly scooped the prize for her feature showcasing how a former arable farm integrated livestock and multispecies leys to create a secondary profitable enterprise and improve soils.
As well as being well-written, judges commended the piece for providing useful tips for readers to learn from.
Runner up was Farmers Guardian’s livestock editor Katie Jones for an article written to reflect what farmers might consider implementing on their own farms in light of rising fertiliser prices.