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?

See also: Analysis: How farmers can reverse food self-sufficiency decline

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.

 

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