Farmers Weekly Podcast Episode 9: Drought fears and gene editing

In this episode of the Farmers Weekly Podcast, drought fears grow as lack of rain hits crops and grass growth across much of the UK – farm leaders call for action.

We look at the weather prospects for the June – and towards harvest.

MP Julian Sturdy and Professor Cristobal Uauy from the John Innes Centre explain how they believe gene editing could benefit UK farmers.

Suffolk farmer Brian Barker explains how he uses keeps track of farm inputs and we examine the prospects for new season lamb prices.

We preview all the latest arable news ahead of the AHDB’s Strategic Farm Week 2020 and we find out why Jersey Royal potato growers are going green.

This episode is co-hosted by Farmers Weekly chief reporter Johann Tasker and Surrey farmer Hugh Broom, with Farmers Weekly deputy business editor Andrew Meredith.

See also: Advice on drought for livestock and arable farmers


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