The Farmers Weekly


Listen to The Farmers Weekly Podcast for our take on the top news affecting UK agriculture. Chief reporter Johann Tasker and Surrey farmer Hugh Broom delve behind the headlines – with comment, analysis and discussion from farmers and industry leaders.

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Hugh Broom

Hugh Broom farms beef cattle, some sheep and asparagus in Surrey. Previously as a young man, he spent 10 years pursuing an off-the-farm career as a radio journalist working for Capital Radio, LBC and BBC 5Live. Thanks to the magic of digital, he can now podcast from his farmyard.

Johann Tasker

Johann Tasker is chief reporter at Farmers Weekly. A long-standing and integral member of the Farmers Weekly team, he has been reporting and analysing the impact of government policy on agriculture – and how it affects farm businesses – for more than 20 years.


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Farmers Weekly Podcast Ep 8: GPS theft and the barley bulge

In this week's Farmers Weekly Podcast, police are warning farmers that criminal gangs are targeting farms across the country – stealing GPS systems worth thousands of pounds from tractors. Prince…


Farmers Weekly Podcast Ep 7: Food imports and fungicide ban

In this week's podcast,we anticipate an increase on visitors to the countryside, as some aspects of lockdown ease. The fight goes on over food imports with a key amendment defeat…


Farmers Weekly Podcast Ep 6: Dust masks and dairy woes

In this week's podcast coronavirus fallout continues with dust mask shortages and the dairy industry in a cashflow crisis. We also look at the future of oilseed rape and find…


Farmers Weekly Podcast Ep 5: Dairy aid and machinery spares

This week, we hear from three farmers about how they've coped with the driest April since records began, and Minette Batters joins us to discuss how the government can help…


Farmers Weekly Podcast Ep 4: Covid-19 loans and Red Tractor

In this week's podcast we find out what farmers make of the AHDB, how to get your hands on the coronavirus business loan, why Welsh farmers are up in arms…


Farmers Weekly Podcast special: We talk to Peter Kendall

Sir Peter Kendall reveals all about his time at the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board – after serving six years as AHDB chairman. In this special interview – recorded just…


Farmers Weekly Podcast Ep 3: Sky lanterns and levy money

Listen to our third Farmers Weekly podcast. In a packed programme this week, we talk about the future of AHDB levy payments, banning sky lanterns and we go across the…


Farmers Weekly Podcast Ep 2: Milk dumping and lockdown

In this week's Farmers Weekly podcast we look at turmoil in the dairy supply chain, heightened yellow rust risk in wheat, cheap mince imports, a shearing matching service and educating…


Farmers Weekly Podcast Ep 1: Footpaths and coronavirus

In this week’s podcast we look at the many issues facing the farming community around the coronavirus outbreak. What is the risk of catching coronavirus from walkers using footpaths across…