Farmers Weekly Podcast Episode 23: Back British Farming campaign hots up

Government ministers and MPs are being urged to Back British Farming ahead of a crucial four months of post-Brexit trade talks.

It comes amid a stark warning from a top economist who says one in three family farms could go bankrupt in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

It’s a challenging harvest in Yorkshire – and many other places too – we’ve the latest prospects and prices in our regular market round-up.

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board pledges substantial changes – and says it will let farmers decide how their levy money is spent.

And Britain’s most expensive broadband – a Cumbrian farmer is told he must pay more than £104,000 to get a decent connection.

This episode co-hosted by Farmers Weekly chief reporter Johann Tasker and Surrey farmer Hugh Broom.

See also: What the new Agriculture Bill contains for farmers

 

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