Farmers Weekly Podcast Episode 27: Beef ‘carbon tax’ reaction and more

In this episode, plans to impose a “carbon tax” on farmers who finish prime beef cattle later than 27 months old have split industry opinion.

Some farmers have welcomed the idea – but others say it would favour intensive beef production and unfairly discriminate against traditional breeds reared on grass.

Meanwhile, growers have triggered a ballot on the future of AHDB Horticulture – arguing that the levy board fails to deliver value for money.

See more: Beef farmers split over ‘carbon tax’ plan for older cattle

With the barn doors closing on this year’s cereals harvest, we take a special look at grain prices in our latest market round-up.

We pump some iron – or at least go for a run – as we join the hunt for Britain’s Fittest Farmer.

And we celebrate the best of British Food Fortnight with the UK’s national harvest festival. There’s a special royal message, and a you can take part too.

This episode co-hosted by Farmers Weekly chief reporter Johann Tasker and Surrey farmer Hugh Broom, with Farmers Weekly livestock editor Rhian Price and Farmers Weekly business editor Suzie Horne.


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