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Farmers Weekly chief reporter Johann Tasker and UK farmer Hugh Broom discuss the biggest news in agriculture, available every Friday.

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Farmers Weekly chief reporter Johann Tasker and UK farmer Hugh Broom discuss the biggest news in agriculture, available every Friday.

    Cattle and footpath fatalities, food imports and standards, trade deals, government's give-and-take Budget, oilseed rape prices soar, & young sheep shearers

    Cattle and footpath fatalities, food imports and standards, trade deals, government's give-and-take Budget, oilseed rape prices soar, & young sheep shearers

    In this episode, farmers turning out cattle this spring are being warned to this twice before  putting cattle and calves in fields with public footpaths.We look at ways livestock producers can carry on farming – while ensuring people are safe when using...

    • 41 min
    Thieves target farm dogs, 'economic shock' for family farms, all AHDB levies now face levy vote, lamb prices up (again), £2m food export campaign, Labour farm policy review, & Fieldwork Book Club

    Thieves target farm dogs, 'economic shock' for family farms, all AHDB levies now face levy vote, lamb prices up (again), £2m food export campaign, Labour farm policy review, & Fieldwork Book Club

    In this episode, we investigate how criminal gangs are stealing farm dogs worth thousands of pounds – and selling them on the black market.As Defra secretary George Eustice confirms that all AHDB sector bodies will now face a vote  on their future – we...

    • 43 min
    Rebel levy payers eye next target, AHDB Horticulture, sugar beet support, lamb price surge, Red Tractor cereals, Covid, mental health, farm charity beer, & #MindYourHead week

    Rebel levy payers eye next target, AHDB Horticulture, sugar beet support, lamb price surge, Red Tractor cereals, Covid, mental health, farm charity beer, & #MindYourHead week

    In this episode, we examine the implications for farmers after growers vote to end the compulsory levy they pay to AHDB Horticulture.As a terrible sugar beet season nears an end, we ask whether a support package from British Sugar is enough for farmers...

    • 47 min
    Early retirement scheme, lump sum support payments, new entrants, lambing students, store cattle prices, Countryside Stewardship, & Farmers Weekly Award winners

    Early retirement scheme, lump sum support payments, new entrants, lambing students, store cattle prices, Countryside Stewardship, & Farmers Weekly Award winners

    In this episode. we examine government plans to let farmers in England take a one-off lump sum in place of their remaining direct payments.The aim is to help some farmers leave the industry while making way for new entrants. How might the scheme work –...

    • 40 min
    Worrying rise in dog attacks on sheep, how to eat fit for farming, commodity prices, ELMs and environmental delays, & Farmers Weekly awards preview

    Worrying rise in dog attacks on sheep, how to eat fit for farming, commodity prices, ELMs and environmental delays, & Farmers Weekly awards preview

    In this episode, we examine the reasons  behind a worrying increase in dog attacks on sheep. What are the facts behind the figures?Farmers are great at looking after their crops and livestock – but as a busy spring time approaches, what is the best way...

    • 44 min
    National Trust threat to family farm, Red Tractor pros & cons, how best to manage flood water, calf prices, marathon for #Run1000, & Pub Yields podcast

    National Trust threat to family farm, Red Tractor pros & cons, how best to manage flood water, calf prices, marathon for #Run1000, & Pub Yields podcast

    In this episode, a Norfolk farming family says the National Trust is threatening their livelihood – by refusing to a remove a restrictive covenant.We examine what farmers in a similar position can do to get covenants removed.With Red Tractor farm...

    • 40 min

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