Farmers Weekly Podcast Episode 8: GPS theft and the barley bulge

In this week’s Farmers Weekly Podcast, police are warning farmers that criminal gangs are targeting farms across the country – stealing GPS systems worth thousands of pounds from tractors.

Prince Charles joins the campaign to get Brits working on farms and help bring in this year’s harvest. We need “pickers who are stickers,” he says.

The government says it will introduce tariffs to protect UK farmers from sub-standard food imports. It might help – but will it really work?

On the markets –  there’s a big barley bulge – and not just in the UK.

Resilient food and farming businesses are adapting to changes in consumer demand as the coronavirus virus continues. We talk to a top banker.

And young farmers make sure their wellbeing is top of the agenda during the lockdown with a new campaign during Mental Health Awareness Week.

See also: Ultimate guide to farm security kit


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