Farmers Weekly Podcast Episode 84: Farm Investment Fund and ‘bruising’ changes at AHDB

In this episode, we run the rule over Defra’s £27m Farm Investment Fund for England and ask: is it worth applying?

We quiz Defra secretary George Eustice over AHDB reform: will levy payers get value for money?

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How was lockdown for you? A major study is examining the extent to which Covid affected the mental health of farmers and farming families.

On the markets it’s a dairy dilemma – milk prices are up but so too are input costs.

And we take to the skies for a surprise wedding proposal.



CF Fertilisers

CF Fertilisers is the UK’s only manufacturer of Ammonium Nitrate, 34.5% N fertiliser ‘Nitram’. Its iconic blue bags have been a staple of British agriculture for over 50 years. Its signature product Nitram sits alongside an extensive range of superior quality AN-based True Granular Compounds, with combination of N, P, K and S to match the needs of UK arable and grassland producers. These high quality products can be spread accurately at 18-36m.

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Oilseed rape is a vital part of the rotation and Corteva Agriscience remains committed to helping deliver the solutions to ensure the crop has a bright future with farmers. With an innovative R&D pipeline, fantastic varieties alongside proven crop protection products – such as Belkar, Astrokerb, Kerb Flo 500 and Korvetto – farmers will be equipped with the tools they need to maximise the potential of their crops.

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Massey Ferguson

With more than 160 years of innovation and experience, Massey Ferguson is one of the world’s leading tractor brands and a force in the global harvesting business.

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