Challenges in Family Farming
Today we turn the spotlight on family succession as we investigate the relationships between the farming generations. Howard Shannon has been to meet two families who face very different problems. In Hertfordshire we hear from a farmer who feared his son was more interested in rugby than taking over the dairy herd. Meanwhile in Northamptonshire a family worries about the impending handover to their daughter in light of the arable and sheep farm being cut in two by the HS2 train line. We also hear how the older generation have often found the handover process to be a fraught one and why in one case a third party intermediary was the answer.