Farmers Weekly Podcast Ep 154: Agflation latest and warmer weather hopes

This week, it’s all about the weather as we cross our fingers in the hope that a cold, wet spring gives way to something a little warmer.

As the latest ag-inflation figures are released, we talk the the buying groups who have joined forces to get a better deal for on farm inputs.

We meet the Welsh dairy farmer who is growing a carbon-sucking shrub that could help combat climate change.

As global sugar prices boom, we look at the prospects for the UK’s sugar beet crop – and we’ve all the latest commodity prices.

And we meet the team from the NFU who have raised more than £30,000 for the Farm Africa charity – by running the London Marathon.

This episode of the Farmers Weekly Podcast is co-hosted by Johann Tasker and Surrey farmer Hugh Broom, with additional reporting by Phil Case.

To contact Johann and Hugh, please email podcast@fwi.co.uk. In the UK, you can also text the word FARM followed by your message to 88 44 0.

 

Sponsors

Eternit

Eternit

We are Eternit— the true originals.
We work side-by-side with our farmers and are committed to growing and investing in their potential — equipping them with ever smarter solutions to grow their farms and meet the needs of their future.

Our innovative high-performing roofing solutions have been helping farmers for over 100 years. Eternit roofs are specifically designed for the needs of British farmers and our unique climate, future-proofing farming businesses for the next generation.

For more information eternit.co.uk


Corteva Agriscience

Corteva Agriscience

Corteva Agriscience™ is a world-leading crop protection and seeds business focused on delivering the solutions UK and Irish agriculture needs to succeed.

Innovation is the foundation upon which Corteva was built with a renowned portfolio of robust, reliable products.

New discoveries which push the boundaries of what’s possible remains the cornerstone of the business, strengthened today by the depth of knowledge and expertise which allows our customers to get the most out of the innovations we deliver.

Corteva is determined to work alongside its customers to enable them to continue running profitable, thriving businesses for generations to come.

For more information corteva.co.uk


Fendt

Fendt logo

Fendt is synonymous with great quality, excellent reliability and low cost of ownership.

With the full-line of Fendt equipment, flexible service and warranty packages and tailored finance solutions from AGCO Finance, farmers and contractors can fix their costs for the long term strengthening their business and helping to drive profitability.

For more information fendt.com


KWS

KWS

Based at Thriplow near Cambridge, KWS UK has been providing growers with innovative new varieties to meet varied end-market needs for over 25 years. We develop a wide range of oilseed rape, maize, sugar beet and cereal varieties in conjunction with the KWS group. We use a range of technologies to ensure improved crop performance consistency to benefit all; merchant, farmer, processor and ultimately the end-user customer. Higher yields, superior disease and pest resistance and improved performance in adverse conditions are all key criteria we seek to establish in our product portfolio.

For more information, visit kws.com

See more