Farmers Weekly Podcast Ep 168: Combating crime in the countryside

In this episode, as annual figures show another rise in farm theft, we meet the former SAS soldier helping to combat crime in the countryside.

With wet summer weather making national news headlines, we’ve a full report on the frustrating stop-start harvest – up and down the country.

On the markets, we get to grips with another dip in beef values – and we’ve all the latest commodity prices.

It’s billed as the future for arable farming. But could the UK government’s food safety watchdog stifle attempts to commercialise gene-edited crops?

And the farming community pulls together to send dozens of get-well-soon messages to a poorly youngster.

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

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


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