Farmers Weekly asked me whether the BBC made any programming specifically for people in the countryside or for farmers. And the short answer is that we don’t. Just like we don’t make programmes specifically for people in the city or for people in the suburbs, or for accountants or train drivers. What happens in the countryside, though, is of immense importance to the whole country. And farming is a big part of the countryside – indeed, farmers look after 75% of the land in the UK and are responsible for producing much of what we eat and how the land is managed. So the BBC absolutely should examine issues that affect farmers, from bovine TB to renewable energy policy.