Farmers Weekly Podcast Ep 175: Maize seed success and digital cows

Fears for next year’s UK maize crop disaster averted as the government agrees to new seed dressing licenses.

Are your cows ready to go digital? Are you ready to take up your passports? Defra launches the Digital Cattle Movement System consultation.

Just how do one bank’s farming customers feel at the moment with sky-high inputs and farm policy confusion?

See also: Maize harvest begins with yields off to a promising start

Top US cattleman tells us why US beef numbers are still going down.

We meet Britain’s Fittest Farmers fighting it out at the final to take the UK title.

This episode of the Farmers Weekly Podcast is co-hosted by Abi Kay and Hugh Broom.

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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This is the second year of ‘Put Down Roots’ – Defra’s national tree planting campaign – which encourages farmers and landowners to create woodland using Woodand Creation grants. 

This year the campaign spotlights the England Woodland Creation Offer, which is administered by the Forestry Commission, plus a variety of regional grants delivered by various Woodland Creation partners across England.

The campaign highlights the benefits of woodland creation; including improving land, enriching biodiversity and the wider environment, and the potential to generate additional income.

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Or for information on how to get paid for wider environmental benefits, consider the Sustainable Farming Incentive:

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