Farmers Weekly Podcast episode 11: Food standards and gin

In this week’s Farmers Weekly Podcast, an NFU petition calling on the government to make sure food imports are produced to UK standards is set to pass one million signatures.

It comes in the week that the House of Lords have been debating the Agriculture Bill – we ask whether the government can be trusted on farming.

As one of the most challenging seasons in living memory nears a conclusion, we examine the prospects for this year’s wheat harvest

On the markets – beef continues to rise as ram sales are put into jeopardy.

We take a special look at business interruption insurance – what chance of a payout is there for farm diversifications forced to close because of coronavirus?

And we raise a glass to World Gin Day – with two farmers who saw an opportunity and started distilling their own.

See also: Agriculture Bill: Which MPs fought for UK farmers?

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