Farmers Weekly Podcast Ep 189: Heated debate over Red Tractor continues

In this episode, farmers clash with supermarkets over the value of assurance as the furore over the Red Tractor scheme continues.

As Minette Batters prepares to step down as NFU president, we look at her likely successor – and ask why there aren’t more candidates to become union leader.

How can farming recruit and retain the best people? We look at a new drive to make the UK agricultural industry more professional.

We have our regular market round-up – and all the latest commodity prices.

Finally, we delve into a new safety initiative at the LAMMA machinery show this week which aims to reduce the number of farm fatalities involving quadbikes.

This episode of the Farmers Weekly Podcast is co-hosted by Johann Tasker and Scottish farmer Sandy Kirkpatrick, with additional reporting by Abi Kay.

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