Farmers Weekly Podcast Ep 171: EA under fire over water-rules blunder

In this episode, the Environment Agency is under fire after accusing farmers of breaching rules to protect water quality.

Defra blames technical issues as it delays the opening of its flagship Sustainable Farming Incentive to applications.

On the markets, we’ve all the regular commodity prices.

We talk to the MP who says it should be easier for online shoppers to buy British food and drink, which he argues should be more clearly labelled.

And we go for a ride with the eight-year-old farmers’ son who spent his summer holiday riding his bike 100 miles to raise money for charity.

Listeners can donate to young farmer William Pearson’s Peddling for Pounds charity bike ride, by visiting JustGiving.

This episode of the Farmers Weekly Podcast is co-hosted by Johann Tasker and Farmers Weekly deputy editor Abi Kay, with additional reporting by Phil Case.

You can contact the Farmers Weekly Podcast by emailing In the UK, you can also text the word FARM followed by your message to 88 44 0.


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