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.




AHDB is a statutory levy board, funded by farmers, growers and others in the supply chain. We invest in your future by delivering work that moves our industry forward by funding research, share knowledge and grow markets.

In April 2022, you’ll get to have your say on the challenges you want AHDB to focus on and the services we will deliver for you in the future. It’s your chance to influence how your levy is spent on the things that matter to you most.

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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Massey Ferguson

With more than 175 years of innovation and experience, Massey Ferguson is one of the world’s leading tractor brands and a force in the global harvesting business.

You can find out more about Massey Ferguson and the wider AGCO family, here.

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