Farmers Weekly Podcast Ep 112: Groundswell 2022, regen farming and SFI

In this episode, we spend two days at Groundswell 2022 – the UK’s biggest farm event for regenerative agriculture.

Also known as conservation farming, regenerative agriculture is all about looking after the soil and improving biodiversity – as well as producing food.

But how does it stack up financially?

See also: Farmers Weekly’s Groundswell coverage

The government’s Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) aims to reward arable farmers and livestock producers in England who prioritise soil health.

We speak to Defra secretary George Eustice, as he announces the SFI launch date – and we ask him whether the scheme is ambitious enough.

We look at how growers can benefit from introducing grass into arable rotations, get the latest on carbon markets and look at a project to reduce farm paperwork.

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This episode of the Farmers Weekly Podcast is co-hosted by Johann Tasker and Farmers Weekly arable correspondent Louise Impey.

Recorded entirely on location at the Groundswell event – held on 22-23 June 2022 at Lannock Manor Farm, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, UK.





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