Farmers Weekly Podcast Ep 183: Jailed farmer defends dredging river

In this episode, a farmer jailed for causing damage to a protected river has defended his actions, insisting they helped prevent flooding.

In an exclusive interview, John Price of Herefordshire says he has no regrets, despite serving a prison sentence after dredging the River Lugg.

Just what can we expect from new Defra secretary Steve Barclay? We discover his likely priorities – and take a look at his in-tray.

We’ve the latest commodity prices and our regular market roundup – and look at the prospects for oilseed rape this season.

Welsh farmers voice dismay at bovine TB policy – and lack of engagement from the Welsh Assembly government.

And we meet the farmer who survived a heart attack – after reading some handy health tips in Farmers Weekly.

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

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