Every year the Agricultural Science Association (ASA) goes on an international study tour to learn about farming and food in different countries. This year we travelled to Washington DC where we were hosted by the Irish agricultural attaché Dale Crammond. We met a lot of people, discussed a lot of farming issues and we ate a lot of American food.

Dave Salmonson told us that he grew up on a very diverse farm but in the early 70s everything changed when big supermarkets came into the smaller towns