There seems to be a mood of optimism in farming at the moment - at least in my husband. Isn't it weird how farmers go from being irrelevant to crucially important for the future of the world? In a small way, Meadow Foods' letter about a modest price rise has been a boost, here for us. BBC Countryfile is now on at prime slot on a Sunday - Adam Hensen, an excellent communicator, has done farming's image a lot of good. We are having a crisis about where to go in the future here...more of that later.