Farmers Weekly Podcast Episode 48: RABI to sell care homes and net-zero farming

One of farming’s flagship charities has surprised its supporters by unveiling plans to sell off its residential care homes. The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution says it can better serve the farming community by using the money elsewhere.

We find out how an early disease detection test for cereals can cut your spray bill.

As Morrisons makes a pledge for net-zero farming by 2030, we speak to former cabinet minister Chris Grayling about his parliamentary bill to introduce a new food label, that recognises sustainably produced food products in the UK.

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On the markets lamb retail sales see record growth.

As 20 farm business consultants leave Strutt & Parker to set on their own as Ceres Rural, we ask what’s going on?

Farm education makes history as 200,000 kids go back to school – and tune into a new TV show.

And we meet the farmer who got a shock when he downloaded the footage from a video camera he set up to catch fly-tippers.

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