Jeremy Clarkson tells Farmers Weekly farming ‘harder than I thought’

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TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson has admitted he thought farming was an easy job - until he tried to do it himself.

The Grand Tour host made the comment in a special interview with Farmers Weekly ahead of his new TV series Clarkson’s Farm.




6 Jun 2021



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Schmeling Farm
I've farmed for over 20 years, my wife and i were laughing hysterically at episode 1 because it is so accurate of what farming is like. Keep up the good work
Bill Owen
Bill Owen Vor 5 Tage
@RandomUser_No5 Red tape? Like environmental regulations, the prevention of cruelty and the like? Yeah. If not for "red tape" atrocities happen.
Jean-Luc Picard
Jean-Luc Picard Vor 2 Monate
@Akash P. I have no sympathy for them, they voted to leave the EU. Now they are suffering the consequences. No more cheap labour to pick their crops.
Big Cazza
Big Cazza Vor 3 Monate
BIG RESPECT to farmers. ive done a fair bit of farmhand work and its hard but still rewarding work
Catherine Arsenault
Catherine Arsenault Vor 5 Monate
Haaahaaaaa this is so true. My boyfriend grew up on a farm and I worked on a dairy farm for 10 years. He has never laughed at a tv show. We both laughed throughout the whole series. Really can't wait for season 2
Charles Hank Reynolds
Indiana here, you are absolutely correct.
Chikhan Ooi
Chikhan Ooi Vor year
I like how Kaleb is still giving him shit about his tractor even after the series is done, he's the new James May, he's the new national treasure
R69NiX Vor 20 Tage
It IS too big!
Be Kind To Birds
@Das Raddiche Mate, James May has absolutely loads of practical experience as a tinkerer and boffin.
Optimistic Nihilist
Would love to see Kaleb on DriveTribe with James.
FRED MERTZ Vor 7 Monate
@Toran Captain Grow.. o' course..
Loki Blaidd-Rhew
Loki Blaidd-Rhew Vor 9 Monate
Kaleb is the Clarkson, Charlie is the May and Clarkson is the Hammond of Clarkson's Farm
Tom P
Tom P Vor year
This series has increased awareness of UK farming hugely, especially how difficult it can be
Be Kind To Birds
@CleverGirlAAH Stateside and in Australia are massive corporate food factories and animal concentration camps.
CleverGirlAAH Vor 6 Monate
@Steiner Stateside too. We've got to reevaluate it all from the ground up... Community gardens and such... And work less (since automation is what it is) so we have more time for home gardening. It's tooooo industrialized.
Steiner Vor 7 Monate
Not only UK farming but farming in the rest of western Europe as well. There isn't much difference between farming in the Netherlands and the UK. Same natural problems, same annoying politicians and civil "servants" and so on. This show is a real eye opener.
ThatUndeadLegacy Vor 10 Monate
I would assume the weasther wouldnt help. and the hundreads of years of industrial polution.
Andrew Vor year
He’s done more for/promote farming than anyone of the last generation. A truly fabulous show, well done Jeremy and Caleb. 👍🇬🇧
Dylan Gray
Dylan Gray Vor 2 Monate
Amir Iskandarani
Amir Iskandarani Vor 4 Monate
@Chicho Twojay He's a learning apprentice, he's not exactly a god send to farming, he's a god send to tv thou.
Chicho Twojay
Chicho Twojay Vor 4 Monate
In all honesty, Clarkson is the best thing to happen to farming. Who would have thought that an audience of motoring enthusiasts who couldn’t give a fuck about ‘climate change’ would watch and be interested in a farming show.
Folkmar dV
Folkmar dV Vor 6 Monate
I am a German Farmer and i Love to see how they manage in that funny way how they do what they do 👍😄
kn shobhin
kn shobhin Vor 6 Monate
@Amir Iskandarani that's a one way to look at it
joe97nsx Vor year
I binge watched this show and I couldn't believe how educational it was.
chijohnaok Vor 11 Monate
Admit up front: I am NOT a farmer (I did grow some tomatoes in the back yard a few times). That said, this show really was educational, in a “how NOT to do things” sort of way. ;-) Look at how Jeremy did it, then ask an expert and do it the right way. I think that Jeremy would probably agree with me. I am looking forward to the next season.
Kurrdt kobain
Kurrdt kobain Vor 11 Monate
Good for you
jagman84 Vor year
jourlo it's only seen that way by people who wish to decry the British worker and big up foreigners. Remoaner types, in the main.
Devonian Vor year
@5uper5kill3rz So the general public really is clueless about farming and food production, not that I am surprised. I remember one year it rained all summer so no combining could be done until gone September, it wasn't fun. If its dry and you have the time you combine and you keep combining because you never know if the British summer will deteriorate into a soggy mess.
Aj And The Shopkins
"If I have a financial disaster I can just go and film 2 who wants to be millionaires. Other farmers can't. " J C is being humble and honest. Love this interview as much as the show.
Lloyd Vor year
@Callum Ryker I agree with you there. Truly opened my eyes.
Adam Bowman
Adam Bowman Vor year
@Callum Ryker Farming really isn't that different between contential Europe, UK, US, AUS, and NZ.
Keith AM
Keith AM Vor year
If he gets called up again to present the show I would love him to send Gerald to do it instead. Priceless TV.
Callum Ryker
Callum Ryker Vor year
Exactly. I mean I can think of this as Jeremy introducing a lot more people to what actually goes on in contemporary farming, because people want to see Jeremy, myself included. To that end, I have learned a lot about the actual process from seeing him muck it all up, and I have a newfound massive respect for people in the agricultural sector, in England or otherwise.
Jamie Sanderson
This series wasn't what I expected at all. I thought it would be a middle aged man making a fool of himself for cheap laughs like he always has done in Top Gear and the Grand Tour, entertaining without the need to think all that much, perfect evening TV. What I got instead was an insight about the emotion and hardship that British farmers go though year after year. The ups and downs of trying to make ends meet and the close knit friendships that are built along the way. Until I watched this I was ignorant about farming in the UK, it was just something that happened and I didn't really give it much thought. His show has really opened my eyes to it and I have to give a huge amount of respect for those that get up day after day and work incredibly long hours to run a farm.
Jamie Sanderson
@Stutter406 I grew up with Top Gear, as a kid it used to be the show that ended my weekend before heading off to bed before starting school the next day. I loved the show and trio that presented it. It was more of a tongue-in-cheek reflection of Jeremy as a person. All three of them are amazing characters, and I expected this show to follow that formula - as in: "don't take this too seriously, we're just having a bit of fun". Top Gear stopped being really informative many years back, long before the trio left for TGT, it was an entertainmnt show and it was truly entertaining with some great emotion at times, especially on the TG Specials. However this farm show really opened us to more of Jeremy's character, beyond just the silly jokes to a person who really cared about what he was doing and at the same time was able to show the general public a glimpse of what being a farmer is actually like for real people.
Aniram Hgielyak
Spot on with this! I didn’t always like Jeremy or agreed with his views but this was amazing. It shows the real race against time and nature.
Stutter406 Vor year
If you think tg/tgt was nothing more than a middle aged dope making a fool of himself for cheap laughs, I think you missed the mark on what made these shows special.
Mikael, MSGT, USA Ret.
The most important part of JC farming will be his advocacy. Having farms is food independence. The old saying, No Farms, No Food. Yeah, it's true. Having food imported from China is not food independence. Yes, JC is a multimillionaire and can afford it. However, he seems to be involved and learning all he can to work his land responsibility. JC has a knowledgeable crew. I hope JC gets his neighboring farms involved in the show.. Maybe a cooperative effort if sorts. I applaud their efforts and wish them all the best.
CaptainDuckman Vor 9 Monate
@Collin Covid I'd love to do that, but with my bad back and knees I find it very hard to do the actual work. Hurts too much even after a few minutes... Used to do it when I was a child, on a small scale. Growing some lettuce, carrots, strawberries, apples, various nuts, blackberries, and such. And a flock of chickens for eggs. Of course the birds got most of it (including the hawks getting the occasional chicken) but it was a good learning experience growing up on the edge of the woods, over a mile from the nearest village.
CaptainDuckman Vor 9 Monate
@Ron Weber mostly they're buying it to turn it into open pit mines for rare earth minerals. The areas are meant to become closed Chinese enclaves so I guess they'll also going to grow their own food there, but for local consumption by the Chinese workers, not shipment to China.
CaptainDuckman Vor 9 Monate
@mikke jalonen yeah. It's got to the point where there was a proposal in Germany to make farming illegal last year. It got as far as a vote in parliament I believe. And the Netherlands are getting very close to banning all forms of fertilisation and animal husbandry "to save the planet".
serina delmar
serina delmar Vor 10 Monate
@Bullshit Department that would explain your distorted perspective then.
Nick Wills
Nick Wills Vor year
In the first episode of the series I did think "oh here we go again, Clarkson being an idiot and ruining it all", but by the end of the series I got the impression that he genuinely cared what happened and how it works - that came across in this interview too. I am looking forward to the second series!
Low Zhi Yi
Low Zhi Yi Vor 11 Monate
@Capt Shiny Oh I didnt know that, I know that he lived there for the no tax and speed limits but didnt know he had something there... interesting
Low Zhi Yi
Low Zhi Yi Vor 11 Monate
Yeap, that was the main draw of the show for me, its just a very candid Jeremy Clarkson enjoying himself in a farm setting, giving appreciation and love to something that really has not crossed the minds of many, while diving into the many aspects of farming from business to the actual cultivating and breeding of livestock... One of the best shows ive seen in these streaming services ever Also, the line "it was time for some sex" alone was worth my monthly subscription for Amazon Prime 🤣
animalcol1 Vor year
@Capt Shiny I disagree. Like one of the previous commenters I thought I'd take a look at the show. Typical Clarkson stupidity at the start. But I got, early on, even though he was still going to be a manchild he actually wanted to learn. I got into the other characters before Jeremy, including his girlfriend (couldn't wait to see what kind of a saint would put up with him). Slowly he seemed to genuinely seem delighted with achieving tasks. The entire sheep theme showed a real humanity to him too. So, instead of being the insufferable buffoon of performance car, top gear 1, top gear 2 and the grand tour he became a likeable, kind hearted big child. This program has changed peoples perception of him in a huge way. Some liked his boisterous bullishness, some didn't. I seen him as a more entertaining and slightly less punchable version of Piers, the complete arsebiscuit, Morgan. He's not that now. He's humanised himself. This makes me happy, for a number of reasons. I wish him and the rest of the crew the very best
SquidCaps Vor year
Yup, genuinity sells.. It is something that a lot of hypermarketed fields of business are starting to only now realize. For ex F1... It took them about 15 years to realize why Kimi was popular. Because he was genuine. But it is hard to put that in an advert, the kind of superpolished perfection ad is easier to make.. i mean, it requires very special technical knowhow how to film things but 100 marketing experts can't replicate the impact that one honest and genuine human has.
Elwaves Vor year
@Harrod200 Agreed, you could tell it wasn't faked for the camera, he was genuinely emotional.
pyrocoyote1 Vor year
As a 4th generation dairy farmer I loved this so so much it is genuine on how life on the farm is on the daily. I wake up every morning wondering what will break today and what problem is there to be solved. It is stressful but very rewarding even on years we lose money I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.
Rose M
Rose M Vor 2 Monate
May the Almighty bless you. Keep up the excellent work.
Russ Vor year
This clip really needs to go on one of his episodes, so people can also see and understand why he is doing this. Jeremy has also done more for farmers mental health than anyone has ever done, as this is raw farming on tv that they can relate to and feel proud of, as he has showed how much they really care and the hard work that goes into farming.
Hudson Bear
Hudson Bear Vor year
Completely agree.
Nürburgring Obsessed
The people around Jeremy made that show more then brilliant, Gerald, Kaleb, Charlie all class acts. Loved the show
kristian speke
@Peter D yep, oh well Gerald, i mustn't keep you from your work ! Lol
Paulus thewoodknome
Not forgetting his lovely girlfriend Lisa.
Peter D
Peter D Vor year
I agreed with everything Gerald said.
Zedrhyx Vor year
Everytime gerald speak jeremy look so confused we all are still didn't understand shit but it's funny
kristian speke
Was funny the way Jeremy just responded with "Yeah", like he understood every word lol
Oily Vor year
I think this show did a good job at bringing farming into the minds of younger people who I don’t think would have ever given it much thought otherwise. I have much more respect for farmers and all the hard work they do after watching.
Oily Vor year
@Ben Daulton yeah I think the same thing happens here (uk) where the government steps in but that’s going away apparently
dantae666 Vor year
i think there is zero chance of them doing it. career in software 100k farming 100 pound after non stop work for a year
Devonian Vor year
Farming = work your arse off for little pay, not much social life and zero thanks
kai vasey
kai vasey Vor year
Yeah im 19 and I 100 precent agree I be honest I used to never give a shit about the uk farmers but after the absolute bullshit I saw Jeremy go through makes my heart go out to them considering they will have no where near the funding he has and I imagine come into even worse issues he had a lot of expert help too
Jack Wall
Jack Wall Vor year
Nearly passed out from lack of oxygen trying to listen to Gerald 'not changing the subject' ..... Kabel another class act who get's on with it and speaks with an honestly that is far from the normal is most all other media presentations .... Kudos Mr Clarkson and your paymasters at Amazon .... Here's hoping for Season 2. This show has already done more for farming in 8 episodes than TV has done is the last 20 years.
wordlog Vor year
As a farmer (american) even though our farm is smaller than his (we're more commercial, two crops, no livestock), I didn't think I'd like the series at all. Boy does Jeremy know how to put on a show. I've thoroughly enjoyed it.
expensivefreedom Vor 3 Monate
Commercial farming has a lot more to do with slim margins than government regulations actually. I grew up in Ohio and there were about seven dairy farms within a mile of the farm where I grew up. Now there’s one big one. Just couldn’t make ends meet anymore and the others slowly sold out to one big operation now. Slim margins demand economies of scale. Just how the world works.
Likeable Cloud
Likeable Cloud Vor 4 Monate
its commercial farmers like you who keep the world going. we can't have a bit of everything or we wouldn't have enough. if everyone and their mother did barley we wouldn't have corn so you specialize in a crop till it makes you enough money to by a field and commercially grow another crop.
Marc Newman
Marc Newman Vor 5 Monate
@none one people turned up to meet a celebrity, not to buy food. We have big supermarkets everwhere. Food here is cheap, it's about the same as the US (I've spent time in the US), the price he was showing was from a farm shop. The prices in those places are higher because they aren't mass produced and some will pay more for fresh, organic, artisan foods. The rest of your comments are just some dumb ramblings from a person who has never been in the possession of a passport.
Mike Savage
Mike Savage Vor 6 Monate
@none one On your geographical queries, yes, the UK is expensive when it comes to most things. It's an island. That should go without saying. Most things don't grow there, and the weather and climate leave a small margin for local produce. On Jeremy as a person - What you don't realise is how intrinsic Jeremy Clarkson is to the journey of the show. It is not a simple 'I've got an idea for a TV show, let me call a producer to make it happen". There is FAR more involvement from Jeremy's side that goes completely under the radar to making fantastic TV happen. That's also a reason why Top Gear was so successful and now the Grand Tour, although he isn't credited as an executive producer he absolutely should be. He is not just the star of the show (people watch because they can relate to his perspectives while he pretends to be an idiot), he also makes it all happen, and TV is FAR more difficult to get right than farming, combining the two and still making it successful during a pandemic is the mark of a brilliant man. Looking forward to season 2.
Alfred the Great
Alfred the Great Vor 6 Monate
@Missouri mongoose Not quite that simple regarding imports. And yes, buying British is so important. Unfortunately we've got used to buying fruit and vegetables from abroad so we can buy them 12 months of the year. To really buy British we need to understand the seasonality of food and adjust. The biggest problem for farming is actually the disparity in the price farmers are paid and the price at the till. Supermarkets are too powerful and use their purchasing power to suppress the income to farmers- it's a cartel. Personally I think tax breaks should be given for farm shops so their prices can be lower than Supermarkets but give farmers better profits. We need to change our buying habits.
Peter Cruz
Peter Cruz Vor year
I hope Jeremy stays healthy. The dude is a living legend
SeánBonella Vor 10 Monate
@David Davidsonn thats positive 🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬
Half Baked Productions
He sounds rough here, almost like he's got a cold. He also had COVID immediately before Christmas but recovered well.
David Davidsonn
He was a heavy smoker...I don't expect him to past 70 sadly
Tone. Vor year
@Neal Wailing OK PETA
Who cares
Who cares Vor year
@Mike Irving those fence posts are bloody hard work lmao
Geoff Nicholson - Performance & Mindset Expert
I have a greater respect for farmers after watching this
Low Zhi Yi
Low Zhi Yi Vor 11 Monate
Same, it also brought the idea of a countryside setting being the best place to retire 🤣🤣
Martin Byrne
Martin Byrne Vor year
They love Brexit 🥸
Farming 4G
Farming 4G Vor year
@fastasfox There's a whole ton of farming channels out there that get right down into things... it's both an enjoyable life, but can be extremely stressful.
fastasfox Vor year
I think we all feel that...how do they survive!
Sqweeky Badger
This show came at the exact right time, we need British farmers now more than ever
Big Al
Big Al Vor 7 Monate
@OldCrow But cows don't eat corn. We need the fields for their grass. Actually, since they eat grass, that makes them as good as plant based. So, food shortage problem solved - ditch the corn and get more cows.
OldCrow Vor 7 Monate
@Big Al but the corn could feed 1000s
Big Al
Big Al Vor 7 Monate
@OldCrow Yeah, but just think how many cows you could have if the field wasn't full of fucking corns. You could have enough cows to feed hundreds.
Cuvtixo D
Cuvtixo D Vor year
As an American in Colorado, I can say corn is definitely bad for cattle, it routinely makes literal holes in their stomachs. But corn is heavily subsidized (in the name of Cold War food strategy). I mean, you'd think letting them eat whatever grass happens to be on the ground would be as cheap as it gets, but no. And Soviets are gone, so WTF?!?
TPWGTTD Vor year
@OldCrow farming has been around in this country for hundreds of years, sustainable means that something maintains itself, farming is the definition of sustainable.
Carefreeblues Vor year
People who criticise this show clearly hasn't watched it and/or simply have an axe to grind. Yes, Clarkson is not farming for a living but he's giving people who otherwise will not have cared diddly squat about farming, an insight into how hard and how important farming is. He's genuinely not trying to be funny, his incompetence is a source of entertainment but he's giving it a fair go.
Simplify Gardening
I loved this series cant wait for the 2nd
GT380man Vor 9 Monate
@CAROL CALF Not woke enough.
GT380man Vor 9 Monate
@9.4Ghz BlipZorp News Luckily, I don’t read the Guardian.
GT380man Vor 9 Monate
I think they’re filming now, so maybe 2022?
Owen !
Owen ! Vor 10 Monate
@Harry Harris let’s see clarksons farmed started recording 2019 and finished 2021 I think it’s a pretty reasonably statement too say it will take another 2 ish years too film another full season
Russ Vor 10 Monate
Rich man making bullshit programme for middle England. Ground breaking stuff. Plus clarkson has opinions for money so double win.
J M Vor year
This show proved that Jeremy IS TopGear, he makes everyone around him stand out. Great job.
Giorgio Antonio Ninni Riva
I love how realistic this series is, Clarkson has created another masterpiece
mauanderuk Vor year
This has been good for farmers, just shows how difficult it is and how hard they work.
Ken Arts
Ken Arts Vor year
This was a fantastic show. Everyone at home was wondering why I was watching a farming show instead of a car show then a few minutes later everyone was glued to the TV
Lee Harding
Lee Harding Vor year
The best thing he’s done ✅ it makes you realise what a load of rubbish is on the tv and how we are feed the same drivel year in year out. Can’t wait for the second series.
Julie Gray
Julie Gray Vor year
This guy love him or loathe him has done a lot for Farming, I absolutely loved this series. Brings home the reality to the masses what Farming is about.
I'm third generation on our little farm, people have no clue how really expensive it is to grow anything and then sell it, hoping to clear a profit. you are always thinking a year or more down the road, and when something pops up it can be a real problem. when i was a kid i learned from my grandfather how to fix many things using only bailing wire because parts weren't just a click away, and what parts there could be had were expensive or weeks out. props to Jeremy and Kaleb on giving some insight to how difficult it really is, especially Kaleb for not holding back.
Strafniki Vor 4 Monate
and why are the supermarkets cheaper?
deere72 Vor year
Just planted my 41st crop. No longer surprised that every urbanite wants to farm. What he expressed also tells us why governments are so clueless regards agriculture
Thanks Bob
Thanks Bob Vor year
Until my generation (I'm 50+) bar 1 cousin who still has a 4th gen dairy farm in Somerset, my family consisted of farm labourers, managers, and tenant. None of this generation of kids are going in to it.
deere72 Vor year
@Pheeb Hello good luck with that. Neighbouring farm 197 acres sold for $3.9 million. House a teardown, 2 decent drive sheds, 130 ac workable, hills, no tile, crop won't cover interest.
Mike Kleinsteuber
As the Grand Tour had become very cliched this new series for Jeremy was a breath of fresh air and made for real entertainment coupled with some interesting info. I didn't really have high hopes so it was a nice surprise and I enjoyed the whole lot. Brilliant production from a very experienced team, so lets hope they continue.
80Loke Vor year
Clarkson has given me so many laughts in Top Gear and later on Grand Tour and for that i thank him, ppl can say whatever they like about him he is still a legend in my book.
danielvandam Vor year
JustTheVoice Backup!
This show was holesome, hilarious and beautifully shot. Absolutely loved it!
Gamer3427 Vor year
Who would have thought that Jeremy "I Don't Do Manual Labor" Clarkson would ever end up being one of if not *the* most high profile farmers in the media. As sad as it'd be to see the classic adventures with the trio go or become rarer over time, I honestly wouldn't complain that much if it meant we got more seasons of Clarkson happy and hard at work on his farm.
Hudson Bear
Hudson Bear Vor year
Long time TG and the grand tour fan here but Actaully prefer Clarksons The Farm.. Loved every second...
silverss onyoutube
I loved the show . Hope they make a bigger profit in the next season.
Jake Howie
Jake Howie Vor 11 Monate
This is Amazon’s money remember
@pelleper Yes, they have.
tolga1cool Vor year
300 quid then?
Peter Oxley
Peter Oxley Vor year
Whilst I am a petrolhead, and more interested in cars, this series is far better than The Grand Tour in terms of both education & entertainment. Brilliant.👍🏻
Fifth Business
Fifth Business Vor 10 Monate
Nah, sorry ... it’s very good, don’t get me wrong. And it is better and more worthwhile than the GT in terms of education. But in terms of entertainment? It’s not close, in my opinion.
Allyson Hanks
Allyson Hanks Vor 11 Monate
hello Peter, how are you doing. I hope you are safe and in good health. Looking for a new friend and i saw your pic here. I hope you don't mind thank you.
Glyn Hannaford
We really enjoyed the first series of Kaleb's Farm. Gerald amd Charlie make superb co stars and having Jeremy Clarkson in the supporting cast brings much fun.
nashrace Vor year
I love The Grand Tour but this is the best thing Clarkson has ever done! Roll on Season 2
Kurrdt kobain
Kurrdt kobain Vor 11 Monate
@fastasfox good for you
Kurrdt kobain
Kurrdt kobain Vor 11 Monate
Good for you
9erner Vor year
fastasfox Vor year
Watch The Greatest raid of all..(operation chariot) it will five you goosebumps.
Øystein Garmo
What a great interview. Was such a great series, I loved every minute.
Dick Stilton
Dick Stilton Vor year
JC has put farming in the limelight… exactly where it deserves to be. I live close to a small farm and the chap who works that land works like a dog 24/7 but he keeps doing it because he believes in what he’s doing. I’m full of admiration for him.
Sailing Puffin
I watched this in two days, seemed so genuine and I’m happy he showed the reality of farming out there. Can’t wait for the next series! It makes me want to work on the farm!
John Collins
John Collins Vor year
He has really opened my eyes to farming. I just though farmers sat around bleating and picking up grants. You’ll never see a poor farmer, how wrong I was. Thanks JK.
Nancy Dann
Nancy Dann Vor year
This was a stunning series, Jeremy!! I posted on another episode about growing up on a dairy farm and am thrilled Jeremy has chosen to share the reality of farming with the public. I just watched the last episode. Towards the end, he share the financial reality of the blood, sweat, tears, frustration and joy of farming and the final "profit", which a majority population would never accept at their job. I really want people to understand the sacrifices that farming brings and that farmer's ARE always at the mercy of weather. I always get pissed off when city people ( NEVER a farmer) think farmer's are rich... after all I have always hear, farmer's can afford an air conditioned tractor cab. That, my friends, is the class act of an idiot who has never had dirt, grain, chaff in the eyes while farming the fields in rain or under a brutal hot sun. Please listen to his expenses of the farm as you watch the series. Keep in mind, that the cost of equipment and fuel was NOT included in the final cost of profit, which he deemed as 44 quid per day.....yeah, u read right. Farmers are the most passionate people you will ever meet. You'd have to be to endure what farmers do.......and it sure isn't just 5 days a week, 9 to 5. Thank a farmer!!!!!!
Darcey plays
Darcey plays Vor year
Nancy Dann. Sadly you got your figures wrong! The amount he made was even more dire than you show. It was £144 for the YEAR!! That's >40p a DAY. Farming is not a job, It's a way of life. The 'townies' know nothing about farming yet still have an opinion on how it should be done. I'd love to watch some of the 'know it all's' for just one day during lambing, harvest or just doing the milking. Calving in the wee hours and then doing the next days work is just an occupational inconvenience on a working farm, most wouldn't see the week out. You're right about the series, it was pure genius. I'll be waiting to see series 2 with continued interest, now that it has been confirmed by Amazon.
Hugh Marcus
Hugh Marcus Vor year
Me thinks, as a farmer, this will be good for farming. When Jezza used to rail against the government over absurd rules around motoring, people wanted him to be Prime Minister. Him talking about stupid rules on farming will only help.
John Hallam
John Hallam Vor 9 Monate
@Big Steve that’s the problem, people always buy the cheaper, can’t see ahead, when we haven’t our own supply then the prices will go up
Lloyd Vor year
@none one I think some of the jokes and gags have gone straight over your head. And your lack of comprehension over why so many people went to visit his shop on opening day is truly astonishing, I suspect you may actually be from a different planet.
Shane O'Sullivan
@none one First of all I'm Irish so I'll be mainly addressing the second part of your post. The UK and Ireland are very similar in a lot of things. It is expensive to live here and people have forgotten how much things cost due to cheap imported goods. So while we have all the cheap super markets you could wish for, lots of people are more than willing to pay good money for fresh food. Now what Clarkson paid for his lunch is a bit steep but you have to remember that the man is surrounded by millionaires for miles. The cost reflects the amount of money that the average customers are willing to pay. Outside of areas like these the cost is far more reasonable. I was ten years old in 1989 and your friend was right about a lot of things. We had fuck all back then. You had people with money of course but they were doctors, solicitors, management and business owners. Most people just worked to pay the bills. I was lucky to grow up in a nice village beside the beach and a good school. I had computers and consoles which was very uncommon as that shit was hard to get and as expensive as all fuck. The place has gotten a lot better and a bit worse in some areas. There is skating and biking, we have a huge amount of gamers. Outdoor activities are everywhere. Not everyone sits in a pub all day, food is great in a lot of places and prices are mostly reasonable. I'm sorry that we all don't live in your particular utopia and that we are stuck in our shithole islands. All the best.
diesel92kj1 Vor year
@none one As someone desperate to move to the US, yes ot is very dull & absolutely full of bureaucracy if you want to do ANYTHING. This could easily be categorized as a day out.
Hudson Bear
Hudson Bear Vor year
who would have though clarkson would bring farming to the front of peoples minds.. Clarkson and Kaleb are the two best things on TV THIS YEAR... Brilliantly heartwarming funny no BS show.... A must watch for everyone to see farming as it needs to be seen.
Disgruntled kitten
I love Jeremy so much, and young Kaleb is amazing, he's so accomplished for such a young guy. A great team can't wait until season 2!
redskyatnight Vor year
Easily the most entertaining and educational series EVER! Absolutely love it 👊
Wi Pool
Wi Pool Vor year
What a genius show. loved it and eagerly waiting for season 2. Jezza is a legend
The Tower
The Tower Vor year
I finished episode 2 yesterday, this is a proper series and it is really so well made. I hope Jeremy does another season but, if I wwas in his shoes, I wouldn't haha. It's SO incredibly hard and you make almost no money from it. You really have to have a passion for it like Kaleb.
jamlinc Vor year
Thank you Farmers Weekly for doing this interview with Mr. Clarkson. I hope that if there is a season 2 for Clarkson's Farm that you will go back and have another sit down with him. You can really tell how touching the soil and doing the work can change a person's perspective and be a humbling experience.
David N.M.
David N.M. Vor year
Love this series I didn't think I would find it so entertaining but I do. Jeremy on the farm first hand now that's entertaining!😉👍
Ross Vor year
If you haven't already done so, watch Jeremy's farming adventure on Amazon - a TOTAL hoot full of laughs and...yes...some really serious bits about farming too. I hope there'll be other seasons! Amazingly, there's a 'side' of Jeremy in the farming series not seen in Top Gear or Grand Tour. Maybe it's because James May ain't around to 'haunt' everyone else...
Storm SCII
Storm SCII Vor year
I love how positive the feedback is, the show was great and people from so many backgrounds looked at it and loved it and that is just great.
Great show, binged in 2 days, laughed harder than I have for quite a while. Gerald is TV gold.
Carl Hancox
Carl Hancox Vor year
All I can say is well done, so good to see Clarkson doing something different. And he nailed it and brought farming into the now, hope we get a few series outta this
schmid1.0 Vor year
Yes, people need more awareness for farming. It still has this old image of simplicity, so people who have no idea about it want to apply their own agenda on it, even though they have no clue.
Jerry X
Jerry X Vor year
In the age of Capitalism Market, massive industrialization and farming technique advancements, farming is an utterly different concept from the one conducted within Natural Economy system.
Frank Vor year
I don't know why anybody would piss on this show. I've learned so much about farming from it. I've learned to respect farming, and farmers even more than I did before I saw the show. Anyone can learn from watching it, and realise this is how we get our food. Respect to all farmers - everywhere!
Steve Edwards
Steve Edwards Vor year
The thing that impressed me the most was the fact that he rolled his sleeves up and had a go at everything.......at no point did he moan about how long the working day was, nor how hard the work was either......and to say at the end that next time you see a farmer, buy him a pint - superb. I can see that this programme has made a lot of people appreciate just how hard farming really is.
Geoff Wright
Geoff Wright Vor year
Kaleb speaks his mind with honest opinions expressed without any malice and just so straight to the point. Had an uncle like that. Learnt a lot from him after my dad's teaching. Passed it in the my children now grown up and doing ok.
The Shadow Man
Show showed what a backbreaking labor it is so that we can get our groceries at the supermarket
Tess Tickle
Tess Tickle Vor year
And they earn fuck all, pretty messed up to be honest, deserve more money for the effort and time.
Isaac Streutker
yep really is backbreaking
shorts116 Vor 11 Monate
So much positive has come out of this series, thank you Clarkson, people do actually appreciate what we are doing a bit more.
G Baxter
G Baxter Vor year
LOVE the show! Just when I think the USA has too many rules and regulations, I see what Jeremy and Kaleb have to deal with from government boobs and am a bit more thankful. Keep it up.
William Wallace
Greetings from a Virginia farmer. We love the grand tour boys. Jeremy’s farm show was incredible. We want more.
Atomic Audio
Atomic Audio Vor year
I have a newfound respect for farmers after watching the series.
Linda Carlton
Linda Carlton Vor year
I love this. God bless Jeremy! I got a degree in agriculture from Texas A&M and this is brilliant! People really don't have a clue. Excellent way to help educate people.
Don’t know what I’m doing farm
I laughed so hard at this series. I cannot wait for the next. Well done.
Thomas Grant
Thomas Grant Vor year
I am not a farmer but I come from a long line of farmers and have been more aware then Jeremy about the difficulties of farming and I was highly impressed with Clarkson's Farm. That I believe was a very honest show about farming. Make another please.
The Nutty
The Nutty Vor 11 Monate
I'm glad he's shedding a light on the hard work farmers do every day!
Dmitri Khmelevski
Dmitri Khmelevski Vor 9 Monate
Great show and a real man! Thank you, Jeremy, for a breath of common sense in the world suffocating absurdity.
Something Nothing
The whole grand tour trio should do a farming episode. Clarkson runs a farm, Hammond lives on a farm and May remembers the good old times of farming in Britain.
Mumu Spain
Mumu Spain Vor year
Everything Jeremy does is gold, and this is no exception. I loved the series, binged it over 2 or 3 days, and can't wait for another. This series did a great job of highlighting the struggles of farming, and made people more aware of what it's really like. Without farmers, we would have nothing. We'd be hunter-gatherers. I'm not a farmer, but I have massive respect for them and their sacrifices, and I thank all of them for their back-breaking work.
Gloria Sanchez
Hahaha, I love Kaleb! Such genuine people all of them... great series! Can't wait for the second season.
noelius Vor year
Great 1st season. I love how they exposed truths in every episode. Hoping Amazon lets him make a 2nd season.
Elwaves Vor year
@The Electric Monk Very true but then The Guardian has never been relevant to anyone but its blind followers. Same goes for all the other 'news' papers.
The Electric Monk
@Elwaves The Guardian hated it. That's a sure sign it's a winner :)
Elwaves Vor year
If the show's successful they definitely will and judging from the responses, it seems like it is. I'm sure they're out there but I haven't seen one negative comment yet.
Baja Van
Baja Van Vor year
Jeremy, I am very happy to see you as a farmer, and full respect.
mystery guest
mystery guest Vor year
Love his response on farming sustainably! As if any farmer wants to destroy his soil!
Ricky Bojangles
Jeremy makes some great points about prices and about food security.
Brew a bit Rick Shaw
What a great honest interview. Loved the first series love Mr Clarkson and everyone on the first series brilliant. Complete respect for all farmers and all involved in farming dedicated 🚜👍
Jack Smith Official
Marvellous show, I watched in 2 days straight. Very informative, engaging and genuinely hilarious in points. Clarkson’s best work ever imho, bar the top gear specials.
What the
What the Vor year
Hats off to Jeremy. Lot of wise words there. Retired farmer from NZ.
steve ratkaj
steve ratkaj Vor year
Binged watched the first season with my oldest daughter. She loved as did I. Jeremy is just awesome, but it is his crew that really makes the show. Looking forward to many more seasons.
Aniram Hgielyak
It’s a race against nature and time. I loved this show. It really showed nitty gritty of farming, just hard, time consuming and draining it really is. It’s not for the faint of heart. Well done Jeremy. My heart dropped at the end when we all found out how much hed made the entire year.
wyatt johnston
I def loved the series, can't wait for more. Clarkson just makes good TV.
Sarah-jane Pocklington
Love this series and so did the rest of the family .please do a season 2
nysportsfan Vor year
Kaleb is such a great character! Would love to see season 2!!!
Martin Williams
Probably one of the best programmes i’ve ever watched, funny, entertaining, and educational. He’s clearly learnt a lot from the first year, so in theory, his second year should be better, something tells me series 2 has already been filmed.
The Electric Monk
Presumably it'll still be in progress - they'll finish filming it around harvest time.
Larry E
Larry E Vor year
Jeremy has given so much respect to our farmers. This series is invaluable
I am so inspired by how humble and honest he is. He’s ok with asking questions that he doesn’t know the answer to, it’s inspiring to see someone at his age still wanting to learn new things.
Lucifer the fallen one
Brilliant show made me have respect for farmers!
Haselor Honey
Haselor Honey Vor year
As already said I hope they do a second season. Interesting and entertaining 🐝🐝
Captain Buggernut
I found myself binge watching the series, thinking when is the next one. Excellent show and Clarkson will highlight lots of issues in a Clarkson way. Which will be a plus point for farmers. Hell im posting a comment on farmers weekly. There's a first.
Ernani Pimentel
Parabens! Super programa pois apresenta a vida real.
tegridy Weed
tegridy Weed Vor year
Series was great and that kid is a credit to his family👍
Oscar Paz
Oscar Paz Vor year
Heartfelt and honest. It is, by far the most difficult, important and underappreciated job on the planet.
franko barressi
franko barressi Vor 9 Monate
Farmers must be over the moon that someone like Jeremy is shining a spotlight on how hard a job it can be.
roadrash1282 Vor year
Fair play to Clarkson! 👍🏻 This is going to be a good show to point out all that’s wrong with the misinformation that is spouted out about the agricultural sector and the multinationals/corporations who make large profits off the backs of the farmers and primary workers to the wider audience. 🤣😂 Loving the Top Gear dig at 2:26.
Chris Clarke
Chris Clarke Vor year
Na. Not a dig. The opposite, he was referring to himself and his lack of knowledge and expertise and therefore why he needed people around him, who did know what they were doing. Having said that, Paddy McGuinness does know next to f**k nothing about cars. He is just presenting a show, and it happens to be about cars.
MagicManFan Vor year
@Szilárd Hompoth Wrong. The latest format is what made the Clarkson/Hammond/May years so successful - three blokes who clearly get on naturally well and are entertaining. There was no chemistry in the previous format whatsoever. Le Blanc was a wooden disaster.
Szilárd Hompoth
@Nathan Manning Season 23. Eventually, Rory and LeBlanc became lovable characters, but without Chris, the whole show would've amounted to nothing. And the two chaps that host it now in addition to Harris also don't add much, to be honest.
Nathan Manning
That wasn’t a Topgear dig at all. Especially when you consider the fact that Chris Harris is one of the best motoring journalists and a semi professional racing driver
The Alis Life
The Alis Life Vor year
THe series was amazing. Even replayed it while playing the new Farming Simulator. Hilarious and educational. Big yes to Season 2
astonTH Vor year
Made me have a lot more consideration & appreciation towards farmers. Backbone of the country.
J Beck Electrical
Absolute top quality from all involved. Only wished I lived closer so I could offer my services.
Jeremiah Gibson
Jeremiah Gibson Vor 9 Monate
After watching Top Gear then Grand Tour I expected Jeremy to just act like a child (which I find hilarious in his previous shows) on Clarksons Farm. Even through his joking and sarcastic it is obvious that he really genuinely cares about everything on the farm and everything that he does on the farm. It is inspiring. I love it.
Chris Oliver
Chris Oliver Vor Monat
Jeremy has brought more awareness to farming and the realities in one season than anyone could hope to.
Alan Foster
Alan Foster Vor year
Such a good series and my respect to farmers has rocketed. 👍🏽
Masshole Vor year
I really hope there is a 2nd series.