Farmers Weekly Podcast Episode 29: Farm fires, BBC bias and food standards

In this week’s podcast, the NFU wins a victory against the BBC after complaining about the broadcaster’s Meat: A Threat to Our Planet? programme.

Tory rebel MPs who voted against their own government say there is still hope for British farmers who want to keep substandard food imports out of the UK.

See also: Farmers Weekly Podcast Episode 28: Grain quality dispute and Ag Bill latest

The cost of farm fires reaches a five-year high – we examine ways of reducing the risk of arson and electrical faults.

We’ve all the latest market news – and pay a special visit to the sheep sales at Melton Mowbray mart.

As fatalities involving cattle hit the headlines, could landowners be allowed to divert footpaths to keep walkers safe when livestock are in the field?

And it’s not about the place, it’s about the people. We meet the young farmers who set up a pop-up living room at Sedgemoor livestock market in Somerset.


Podcast sponsors

CF Fertilisers

CF Fertilisers is the UK’s only manufacturer of Ammonium Nitrate, 34.5% N fertiliser ‘Nitram’. Its iconic blue bags have been a staple of British agriculture for over 50 years. Its signature product Nitram sits alongside an extensive range of superior quality AN-based True Granular Compounds, with combination of N, P, K and S to match the needs of UK arable and grassland producers.

Massey Ferguson

With more than 160 years of innovation and experience, Massey Ferguson is one of the world’s leading tractor brands and a force in the global harvesting business.

You can find out more about Massey Ferguson and the wider AGCO family, here.

See more