Farmers Weekly Podcast Episode 88: CS payments, hare coursing and Ed Sheeran

In this episode, Defra announces a 30% increase in Countryside Stewardship payments – but does it add up?

The government unveils crackdown against the crime of hare-coursing. Will it really make a difference?

See also: FW Opinion: Are we heading for a subsidy postcode lottery?

Livestock farmers vent their frustration after Asda decides to source beef from Ireland, rather than buying British.

Pop star Ed Sheeran says he wants to rewild the UK. Is he just another misguided celebrity?

On the markets – the latest arable prices into the New Year

And we meet the young farmers raising money for charity by collecting and recycling Christmas trees.



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