In this episode, thousands of pigs could be culled on UK farms due to a shortage of labour in abattoirs and meat processing plants.
The labour shortage is also affecting arable farmers, hauliers and the wider food supply chain – with safety campaigners warning of fatal consequences.
Industry leaders are calling for a 12-month Covid-19 recovery visa to help alleviate the workforce shortages that are causing serious disruption to food supplies.
As the catchy harvest continues, we check out yields and crop quality with a special report from north-east Fife, Scotland.
We look at what seems to be the constant churn of restructuring in the world of machinery dealerships – and technology buy-outs.
And we visit the farming family who have raised £2m for a nature conservation charity – by growing bird seed.
This episode of the Farmers Weekly Podcast is co-hosted by Johann Tasker and Surrey farmer Hugh Broom – with Edd Mowbray from the Farmers Weekly machinery desk.
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