Harvest 2024, blended wheats, supply chain fairness pledge by new Defra secretary Steve Reed, market prices, & shearing 660 sheep in 24 hours
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Send us a Text Message. In this episode, in a special harvest preview, we look at the prospects for cereal crops as combines roll into oilseed rape. New Defra secretary Steve Reed makes his first speech to farmers at the Great Yorkshire Show. What can we expect from the new government when it comes to supply chain fairness – and will it put its money where its mouth is? More farmers are growing blended wheats to increase resilience to disease and more consistent performance. And we catch up with sheep shearer Rosie Hazlewood, who sheared 660 sheep in 24 hours for charity. This episode of ..read more
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What the Labour government means for your farm business; with former Defra secretary George Eustice and former NFU president Minette Batters
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2w ago
Send us a Text Message. In this episode, after being swept to power in a landslide general election, we examine what the UK's new Labour government means for farming. We get the low-down on the policies we can expect for agriculture – and the challenges likely to be faced when funding them. We discuss the implications, opportunities and the threats – with former Defra secretary George Eustice and former NFU president Minette Batters. We look at the impact of the election result on farming across the UK – including the devolved nations of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. And we examine ..read more
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What is best: Conventional v regenerative agriculture? Soil health; Premiums for climate-friendly farming - who should pay? Groundswell 2024; John Kempf; eco-acoustics; & the Rob Stephenson Trust
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2w ago
Send us a Text Message. In this episode, we join the crowds at the 2024 Groundswell event to find out how regenerative agriculture has fared in a challenging season. We ask: is regenerative agriculture really more resilient than conventional farming? We find out about the premiums available for farming regeneratively and ask whether farmers should abide by a set of standards? We speak to American regenerative farming expert John Kempf who suggests the UK could catch up with the USA when it comes to sustainable agriculture. We discover the latest in eco-acoustics and listening to worms is a ..read more
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Rishi Sunak's £1bn pledge for farming, farmer builds own direct drill, future for Scottish agriculture, Farmers Weekly 90th birthday, Ag-onomics with David and Jack, & 5K every day in June
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3w ago
Send us a Text Message. In this episode, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak tells Farmers Weekly he has a clear plan for UK agriculture – if the Tories win the General Election. With farm machinery becoming ever more expensive, we meet the farmer who decided to reduce costs by building his direct drill. We visit the Royal Highland Show and discuss the future for Scottish agriculture – with a key piece of new legislation. We've all the latest farm prices and get to grips with the mysteries of the commodity markets thanks to a new podcast: Agonomics with David and Jack. And we celebrate Farmers’ Wee ..read more
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Covid-style business loans for farmers, Cereals 2024, latest wheat varieties, arable input costs, Recommended List 80th anniversary, & world's biggest loaf of bread
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1M ago
Send us a Text Message. In this episode, farm leader Tom Bradshaw calls for Covid-style business loans to help farmers ride out the impact of a challenging year. We join thousands of growers at the 2024 Cereals event in Hertfordshire – the UK's biggest two-day show for arable farmers. We get the low-down on the latest wheat and barley varieties – and ask: do they deliver what they promise when it comes to yield and resilience? We examine the importance of data analysis and using benchmarking methods to optimise arable business performance. We celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Recommend ..read more
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Dog attacks on sheep, battle to win farm votes, Cereals event preview, early drilling conundrum, & malting barley prospects
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1M ago
In this episode, with an increase in dog attacks on livestock, we look at the options for farmers trying to combat a growing problem. Politicians are battling for farmers' votes in the run-up to next month's elections – so why aren't would-be MPs being clear about policies for agriculture? We preview this month's Cereals event – and look ahead to autumn crop establishment and the dilemma about early drilling And we discuss the prospects for the malting barley market alongside all the latest commodity prices. This episode of the Farmers Weekly Podcast is co-hosted by Johann Tasker and Scott ..read more
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Young farmer culture, muck and slurry legal case, livestock handling safety, & best tractor over 90 years
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1M ago
In this episode, we ask is there a problem with young farmer culture? The debate comes following Farmers Weekly's investigation into the experiences of young women of sexual assault at young farmers events. We look at why farmers could be faced with changes to the amount of muck and slurry they can spread in the autumn following a landmark legal case.   We bring you the latest tips on handling livestock safely and efficiently.     Of course, we’ve our regular market round-up and the latest commodity prices. And we look at how you can vote for our favourite tractor of ..read more
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Young farmer culture, muck and slurry legal case, livestock handling safety and the best tractor over 90 years
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1M ago
In this episode, we ask is there a problem with young farmer culture? The debate comes following Farmers Weekly's investigation into the experiences of young women of sexual assault at young farmers events. We look at why farmers could be faced with changes to the amount of muck and slurry they can spread in the autumn following a landmark legal case.   We bring you the latest tips on handling livestock safely and efficiently.     Of course, we’ve our regular market round-up and the latest commodity prices. And we look at how you can vote for our favourite tractor of ..read more
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Lowdown on latest SFI offer, general election candidates target farmers, glyphosate and regenerative farming, Wildfarmed wheat, Green Farm Collective, & 10 years of Yellow Wellies
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1M ago
In this episode, we look at what the forthcoming General Election might mean for UK farmers – who is promising what and to whom. After Defra unveils its latest offer for the Sustainable Farming Incentive, we get the lowdown on the implications for your farm business. Glyphosate or ploughing – what is best for soil health? We find out at the Green Farm Collective Open Day. How the Wildfarmed flour brand is being stocked by more retailers – and why farmers are enjoying growing their wheat. We’ve our regular market roundup and the latest commodity prices. And we reflect on 10 years of the Ye ..read more
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General election, latest SFI offer unveiled, glyphosate and regenerative farming, Wildfarmed wheat, Green Farm Collective, & 10 years of Yellow Wellies
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1M ago
In this episode, we look at what the forthcoming General Election might mean for UK farmers – who is promising what and to whom. After Defra unveils its latest offer for the Sustainable Farming Incentive, we get the lowdown on the implications for your farm business. Glyphosate or ploughing – what is best for soil health? We find out at the Green Farm Collective Open Day. How the Wildfarmed flour brand is being stocked by more retailers – and why farmers are enjoying growing their wheat. We’ve our regular market roundup and the latest commodity prices. And we reflect on 10 years of the Ye ..read more
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