54 min

NFU apologises over Red Tractor debacle, Scottish farm policy uncertainty, Pig producer levy increase, market prices, diversification boost for farm incomes, & New Scientist Live The Farmers Weekly Podcast

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This week, NFU leader Minette Batters apologises to farmers upset by its handling of Red Tractor plans asking producers to demonstrate their environmental credentials.

Proposals by the Red Tractor Farm Assurance Scheme  will see a Greener Farm Commitment introduced next year.

Mrs Batters admitts she has “made lots of mistakes” during her time as leader, but she says she is committed to “getting things right.”

Meanwhile, Scottish farmers face more uncertainty as the Holyrood government struggles to outline its vision for agriculture.

As the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board prepares to increase its levies, we hear what pig producers can expect in return.

On the markets, we've the latest commodity prices.

With farm incomes under pressure across the UK, we look at how more farmers are generating much needed extra revenue from diversification.

And we look at how science is attracting more youngsters into agriculture.

This episode of the Farmers Weekly Podcast is co-hosted by Johann Tasker and Surrey farmer Hugh Broom, with additional reporting by Abi Kay and Toby Hudson.

You can contact the Farmers Weekly Podcast by emailing podcast@fwi.co.uk. In the UK, you can also text the word FARM followed by your message to 88 44 0 .

This week, NFU leader Minette Batters apologises to farmers upset by its handling of Red Tractor plans asking producers to demonstrate their environmental credentials.

Proposals by the Red Tractor Farm Assurance Scheme  will see a Greener Farm Commitment introduced next year.

Mrs Batters admitts she has “made lots of mistakes” during her time as leader, but she says she is committed to “getting things right.”

Meanwhile, Scottish farmers face more uncertainty as the Holyrood government struggles to outline its vision for agriculture.

As the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board prepares to increase its levies, we hear what pig producers can expect in return.

On the markets, we've the latest commodity prices.

With farm incomes under pressure across the UK, we look at how more farmers are generating much needed extra revenue from diversification.

And we look at how science is attracting more youngsters into agriculture.

This episode of the Farmers Weekly Podcast is co-hosted by Johann Tasker and Surrey farmer Hugh Broom, with additional reporting by Abi Kay and Toby Hudson.

You can contact the Farmers Weekly Podcast by emailing podcast@fwi.co.uk. In the UK, you can also text the word FARM followed by your message to 88 44 0 .

54 min

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