Farmers Weekly Podcast Episode 66: Prince Charles and Great Yorkshire Show

In this episode, Prince Charles highlights his concern for family farms – and says the future of the countryside depends on their survival.

Have you had your fill? We examine what the government’s long-awaited national food strategy means for growers and livestock producers.

We look at how climate change is affecting water supplies for agriculture – and what farmers can do to ensure they get a fair share for food production.

On the markets, we check out out the latest arable futures ahead of harvest.

And we join the socially distanced crowds at the Great Yorkshire Show – where we take a stroll down the cattle lines.

See also: Dimbleby food strategy calls for 30% cut in meat consumption


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