Farmers Weekly Podcast Episode 36: Post Brexit farm support

The government launches its plans for post Brexit farm support, but have they told us anything new?

As EU trade talks enter the very final stages what is it really going to happen on farm after the Brexit transition ends on 31 December 2020?

We ask what does rewilding really mean – and could it be good for farmers?

See also: AHDB webinars: Brexit, trading and support for farmers

The government says it will pay farmers to quit – so younger and more innovative farmers can take their place. How will it work?

We’ve all the latest market prices – as more farmers decide to stop growing oilseed rape, can the crop make a comeback?

And young farmers find a way around Christmas Covid rules – by organising a drive-through nativity.

This episode is co-hosted by Farmers Weekly chief reporter Johann Tasker and Surrey farmer Hugh Broom with Farmers Weekly deputy news editor Andrew Meredith. 


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