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

The Farmers Weekly Podcas‪t‬ Farmers Weekly

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

    How tractor scam cost farmer £8.5k, cold snap slows crop progress, pig prices, farm road safety warning, & school children make Countryside Code video

    How tractor scam cost farmer £8.5k, cold snap slows crop progress, pig prices, farm road safety warning, & school children make Countryside Code video

    An Essex farmer reveals how he was scammed out of £8,500 when trying to buy a tractor online – and warns others not to fall victim to the same fraud.We've a special look at crop management progress this spring – as the cold snap provides growers and...

    • 40 min
    Money from YouTube buys farmer new sprayer, stiffer sentences against dog attacks, new Countryside Code, support for AHDB levy, & how to get the best harvest jobs

    Money from YouTube buys farmer new sprayer, stiffer sentences against dog attacks, new Countryside Code, support for AHDB levy, & how to get the best harvest jobs

    With its future under threat, we talk to a group of farmers who want to continue paying levies to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board.As Scotland passes a new law to curb the number of fatal dog attacks on livestock, we ask could other UK...

    • 45 min
    Vote to scrap levy means smaller AHDB, sugar beet 'just too risky', boomtime for farm staycations and teenager takes on family dairy farm

    Vote to scrap levy means smaller AHDB, sugar beet 'just too risky', boomtime for farm staycations and teenager takes on family dairy farm

    In this week's episode, votes to scrap the compulsory levy for two key farm sectors mean a smaller future for the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board.In an exclusive interview, Defra secretary George Eustice  says the statutory levies for...

    • 38 min
    Giant solar farm sparks food v fuel debate, precision livestock production app Breedr, beef prices, Red Tractor verdict from cereals, livestock and dairy farmers, & Goat Shed Farm Shop

    Giant solar farm sparks food v fuel debate, precision livestock production app Breedr, beef prices, Red Tractor verdict from cereals, livestock and dairy farmers, & Goat Shed Farm Shop

    In this episode, plans to build the UK's biggest solar farm on a swathe of productive agricultural land have sparked calls for a debate on the future of the countryside.Opponents say the farmland should be used to produce food – not energy. But the...

    • 45 min
    RABI charity to sell off care homes, Net Zero farming, early cereal disease test, lamb retail sales, farm consultants go it alone, farm classroom, & fly-tipping webcam surprise

    RABI charity to sell off care homes, Net Zero farming, early cereal disease test, lamb retail sales, farm consultants go it alone, farm classroom, & fly-tipping webcam surprise

    One of farming's flagship charities has surprised its supporters by unveiling plans to sell off its residential care homes.The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution says it can better serve the farming community by using the money elsewhere.Is it...

    • 45 min
    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

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