Farmers Weekly Podcast Episode 79: Agri-food inflation and govt U-turn on pigs

As the supply chain crisis deepens, we examine the prospects for food inflation and ask: How high will it go?

The government acts to ease pressure on the pig sector – but is it too little too late?

See also: Up to 800 foreign butchers granted visas, government confirms

Plus we meet the man who wants to revolutionise the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board.

On the markets, we find out if high crop prices are here to stay. And we look at the pros and cons of autumn lambing – and ask: Would it work on your farm?

We also meet the Sheffield dairy farmer who has reinvented the milk churn – and is reducing plastic waste.

This episode of the Farmers Weekly Podcast is co-hosted by Johann Tasker and Surrey farmer Hugh Broom, with Farmers Weekly deputy livestock editor Judith Tooth.

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