Farmers Weekly Podcast Episode 58: Aussie trade deal threat and lump sum exit scheme

In this week’s episode, the government wants to pay older farmers to retire and pave the way for the next generation.

But how will the lump sum exit scheme work – and will it really encourage new entrants into the agricultural industry?

We ask whether a free trade deal with Australia really undermine UK farmers?

The government wants to treble the amount of trees we plant – but what about the money and how much are they prepared to pay?

See also: Ultimate Guide: How to plant trees on your farm

And as lockdown eases, we pay a visit to the Farmers Club in London, which this week reopened its doors to welcome members and guests.

This episode co-hosted by Farmers Weekly chief reporter Johann Tasker and Surrey farmer Hugh Broom with Farmers Weekly business editor Suzie Horne.


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