Farmers Weekly Podcast Ep 143: Cost-of-living crisis set to hit farm incomes

This week, the cost-of-living crisis is set to hit farm incomes hard this year, says a report. We look the options for farmers.

We speak to the victim of a £1m farm arson attack – after the teenage arsonist behind the blaze is told to pay just £61 by the court.

See more: Opinion: Family farms will suffer most in the financial squeeze

On the markets, we talk beef and lamb prices in the north and find out the winner of this week’s Commodity Cashback competition.

We’ve a special update on the government’s animal health pathway – and get the latest on bovine tuberculosis.

And two peas in a pod – we find out how pea growers are making the most of Valentine’s Day.

This episode of the Farmers Weekly Podcast is co-hosted by Johann Tasker and Surrey farmer Hugh Broom.


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The winner is the listener who guesses closest to the number, as published in Farmers Weekly magazine on that Friday.

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