The Farmers Weekly
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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 14: Harvest 2020 is go

In this week's podcast, harvest 2020 is go as a challenging season nears its conclusion with combines rolling into barley crops across the south of England We talk to two…

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Farmers Weekly Podcast Ep 13: ELM scheme and flea beetle hope

Farmers are being urged to help shape the government's forthcoming Environmental Land Management Scheme. The flagship support scheme – which will come into place as direct payments are phased out…

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Farmers Weekly Podcast Ep 12: Online machinery sales take off

In this week's podcast, – one million people have now signed an NFU petition calling on the government to ensure all imported food meets UK standards. Farm leader Minette Batters…

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Farmers Weekly Podcast Ep 11: Food standards and gin

In this week's Farmers Weekly Podcast, an NFU petition calling on the government to make sure food imports are produced to UK standards is set to pass one million signatures.…

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Farmers Weekly Podcast Ep 10: Red meat revival and cow attack

In this week's Farmers Weekly Podcast, retired agronomist John Porter tells how his brother Mike was killed when the two men were attacked by a herd of cows while walking…

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Farmers Weekly Podcast Ep 9: Drought fears and gene editing

In this episode of the Farmers Weekly Podcast, drought fears grow as lack of rain hits crops and grass growth across much of the UK – farm leaders call for…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…