Farmers Weekly Podcast Episode 77: Turkey shortage and prospects for OSR

Could Britain really face a shortage of turkeys this Christmas? We speak to a seasonal poultry producer who says the sector faces a huge challenge.

Would you like a minister for the countryside in every government department? Pipe dream or farming future? We find out.

See also: Video and photos: Britain’s Fittest Farmer 2021 qualifiers

On the markets, we have the latest prospects and prices for oilseed rape – and all the other major arable and livestock commodities.

After a ground-breaking government announcement, we ask: could gene-edited crops improve your bottom line? Or will they be a Franken-Food disaster?

And we meet the contestants fighting it out to be Britain’s Fittest Farmer.

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