Farmers Weekly Podcast Ep 100: Reprieve for urea and muckspreading clarity

In this episode, the government confirms a reprieve for urea fertiliser – easing fears of an outright ban and delaying restrictions by at least a year.

And long-awaited clarity on farming rules for water will make it simpler for farmers in England to apply manure and slurry this autumn.

The concessions are included in a raft of measures to help farmers in England cope with a sharp rise in fertiliser prices, which have reached record levels.

See also: Johnson accused of failing to grasp fertiliser crisis impact

As Defra prepares to launch its retirement scheme for farmers, we ask: is it safe to be doing farm work full-time when you’re nearly 90?

We find out why organic farmers and growers think the government should be doing more to recognise the value of organic agriculture.

And we pay a visit to the regenerative farmers celebrating Min-Till Monday – is it really the more sustainable answer to Plough Sunday?

This 100th episode of the Farmers Weekly Podcast is co-hosted by Johann Tasker and Surrey farmer Hugh Broom, with Farmers Weekly arable correspondent Louise Impey.




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