Farmers Weekly Podcast Episode 73: Red Tractor funding and labour shortage

In this episode, cereal growers have voted to withhold funding from the Red Tractor farm assurance scheme. We examine why.

A shortage of UK farm workers and lorry drivers has left vegetable crops rotting in the fields. What should be done?

See also: UK growers dismayed over ‘double standards’ of feed mills

Rewilding – should really farms be taken out of production to benefit wildlife?

On the markets, as the UK cereal harvest slowly gradually comes to a close, we look at the latest prices for combinable crops.

And we meet the farmer who has paid a special tribute to his Olympic champion daughter.


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