Farmers Weekly Podcast Episode 25: NFU’s Net Zero goal and soil health

It’s a year since the National Farmers Union unveiled ambitious plans for UK agriculture to be carbon neutral within two decades.

We examine whether the NFU’s Net Zero 2040 target is realistic and achievable – and ask whether it goes far enough.

See also: Why carbon reduction goal makes good business sense

Ongoing uncertainty over post-Brexit border arrangements between the UK and Ireland could have a huge impact on trade in agri-food products.

We look at the implications for farmers after Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned that food producers could face swingeing tariffs.

In other news, scientists at Lancaster University say the clock is ticking on the world’s soils – is time really running out?

And we visit Northumberland for a British lamb barbecue as Leaf gears up for an action-packed weekend of food and virtual farm tours to welcome British Food Fortnight.


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This article forms part of Farmers Weekly’s Transition series, which looks at how farmers can make their businesses more financially and environmentally sustainable.

During the series we follow our group of 16 Transition Farmers through the challenges and opportunities as they seek to improve their farm businesses.

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