Farmers Weekly Podcast Episode 56: Fuel filter blockages and labour shortages

In this episode, farmers and tractor drivers and reporting problems with blocked fuel filters after taking delivery of red diesel.

The problem is affecting farmers in Scotland and East Anglia – and costing businesses thousands of pounds in replacement parts.

The government says it is doing all it can to resolve a shortage of labour in the dairy sector – but is it really enough to help farmers?

See also: Priti Patel warned of labour crisis on dairy farm visit

On the markets, is the lamb bubble about to burst?

Do farm rents need to fall to reflect the forthcoming phase-out of direct payments – we talk to an expert in Contract Farming Agreements.

And how a schoolteacher hopes to secure a new lease of life for an old piece of farm equipment – a Victorian seed barrow.

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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.

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