Farmers Weekly Podcast Episode 49: Food v fuel – the future of the countryside

In this episode, we look at controversial plans to build the UK’s biggest solar farm on a swathe of productive agricultural land.

More than 2000 farmers have joined an online platform to increase returns from their livestock enterprises – we examine how it works.

What’s the verdict on the Red Tractor farm assurance scheme? We find out from NFU leaders. And we meet the Norfolk cheese maker who invested £250,000 to turn a wooden goat shed into a state of the art farm shop.

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