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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.

    Oat wars, farm shows go ahead despite lockdown, Royal Highland Showcase, beef fears over UK-AUS trade deal, fertiliser prices, & Kaleb Cooper – star of Clarkson's Farm

    Oat wars, farm shows go ahead despite lockdown, Royal Highland Showcase, beef fears over UK-AUS trade deal, fertiliser prices, & Kaleb Cooper – star of Clarkson's Farm

    In this episode, we catch up with 21-year-old farmer Kaleb Cooper – the unexpected star of Jeremy Clarkson's latest TV series.

    We ask Kaleb what it was like working with Jeremy – and how much of what we see in the eight-part series is real, and how much is for the cameras.

    We speak to the Cambridgeshire farmer being sued by plant-based drinks giant Oatly – and examine the growing popularity of oats. 

    On the markets, are fertiliser prices set to stay high?

    We look at the agricultural shows going ahead – despite decision to extend lockdown by another four weeks. How do they do it?

    And we examine the likely impact on British beef producers of the free trade deal agreed between the UK government and Australia.

    This episode co-hosted by  Johann Tasker and Surrey farmer Hugh Broom with Farmers Weekly senior livestock reporter Michael Priestley.

    • 46 min
    Farmer flips parked car with telehandler, blended wheat mixtures, arable prices soar, slow broadband, & farmer sends veg to foodbank

    Farmer flips parked car with telehandler, blended wheat mixtures, arable prices soar, slow broadband, & farmer sends veg to foodbank

    In this episode, after a farmer uses a telehandler to remove a car blocking his gateway, we ask what are your rights when it removing vehicles on your land?

    We look at how wheat growers are blending their own seed mixtures to reduce their fungicide use and improve profitability.

    On the markets, are arable commodity prices set to stay high?

    Is your farm plagued by poor connectivity? We examine the challenges holding bacl the rural economy – and ways to speed up poor broadband.

    And we talk to a farmer who is sending surplus fresh vegetables to foodbanks – via Amazon – helping to feed less fortunate people in towns and cities.

    • 42 min
    Farm thieves reveal their secrets, surge in organic farming, dairy margins under pressure, latest grass varieties, & Clarkson's Farm

    Farm thieves reveal their secrets, surge in organic farming, dairy margins under pressure, latest grass varieties, & Clarkson's Farm

    In this episode, criminal gangs reveal how they target farmers to locate expensive items of machinery they can then steal to order.

    Are you going organic? The latest figures show a surge in the amount of farmland going into conversion.
     
    On the markets, are input prices putting dairy margins under pressure?

    We take a look at the latest grassland varieties – and ask how many farmers are actually using the recommended list?

    And ahead of his new TV show, we find out why Jeremy Clarkson decided to run his own farm – despite knowing nothing about farming.

    • 38 min
    TikTok tractor video warning, farm machinery insurance, annual farm incomes, Australia and USA trade deals, & keeping the lid on your lunchbox

    TikTok tractor video warning, farm machinery insurance, annual farm incomes, Australia and USA trade deals, & keeping the lid on your lunchbox

    In this episode, young farm workers are dicing with death by filming stunts involving moving farm machinery – and posting the footage on the internet.

    We examine the employment procedures put in place by farmers and agricultural contractors to stop it happening.

    As the prospect of a tariff-free trade deal with Australia draws closer, we ask whether the UK government really is going to throw British farmers under a bus.

    With American farmers also keen on a trade deal with the UK, we speak to a former USDA under secretary.

    As second hand machinery values surge – will your insurance pay out enough if something went wrong.

    And we meet the Welsh dairy farmer who just can't keep the lid on his lunchbox.

    This episode co-hosted by Farmers Weekly chief reporter Johann Tasker and Surrey farmer Hugh Broom with Farmers Weekly senior livestock reporter Michael Priestley.

    • 47 min
    Lump sum exit scheme, Aussie rules: free-trade threat to UK farming, grain merchant goes under, pledge to plant more trees, & Farmers Club reopens after lockdown

    Lump sum exit scheme, Aussie rules: free-trade threat to UK farming, grain merchant goes under, pledge to plant more trees, & Farmers Club reopens after lockdown

    In this week's episode, the government wants to pay older farmers to retire and pave the way for the next generation.

    But how will the lump sum exit scheme work – and will it really encourage new entrants into the agricultural industry?

    We ask whether a free-trade deal with Australia will really undermine UK farmers?

    The government wants to treble the amount of trees we plant – but what about the money and how much are they prepared to pay?

    And as lockdown eases, we pay a visit to the Farmers Club in London, which this week reopened its doors to welcome members and guests. 

    This episode co-hosted by Farmers Weekly chief reporter Johann Tasker and Surrey farmer Hugh Broom with Farmers Weekly business editor Suzie Horne.

    • 40 min
    GPS receiver problems, AHDB job cuts, planning proposals, animal welfare, building material prices soar, methane and cattle, & David Richardson's farming memoirs

    GPS receiver problems, AHDB job cuts, planning proposals, animal welfare, building material prices soar, methane and cattle, & David Richardson's farming memoirs

    Farmers are reporting signal problems with John Deere GPS satellite receivers – we find out what's going on.
    New planning proposals are unveiled in the Queen's Speech – what impact could they have on your farm business?
    Could government plans to ramp up animal welfare leave British farmers at a disadvantage?
    On the markets, we find out why the cost of building materials has gone sky-high – and some are being rationed.
    Big job cuts are planned at the AHDB – after growers vote to abolish two levies. We have the latest details.
    Methane emissions and cattle – is UK beef fatting a fair deal.
    And we speak to veteran broadcaster and Farmers Weekly columnist David Richardson about his new book.
    This episode of the Farmers Weekly Podcast is co-hosted by Farmers Weekly chief reporter Johann Tasker and Surrey farmer Hugh Broom with FW senior machinery reporter Edd Mowbray.

    • 51 min

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