Farmers Weekly Podcast Ep 213: What the new government means for your farm

In this episode, after being swept to power in a landslide general election, we examine what the UK’s new Labour government means for farming.

We get the low-down on the policies we can expect for agriculture – and the challenges likely to be faced when funding them.

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We discuss the implications, opportunities and the threats – with former Defra secretary George Eustice and former NFU president Minette Batters.

We look at the impact of the election result on farming across the UK – including the devolved nations of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

And we examine the importance of continued government funding for agri-environment policies put in place by the previous administration.

This episode of the Farmers Weekly Podcast is hosted by Johann Tasker with Farmers Weekly deputy editor Abi Kay.

Additional reporting by Sandy Kirkpatrick; Rhian Price; and Rachel Martin, farming editor of the Irish Examiner.

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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