Farmers Weekly Podcast Episode 91: Red diesel rules, woodland grants and soil carbon

In this episode, could UK farmers fall foul of new red diesel rules due to come into force this spring?

As oat-milk maker Oatly gets its hands slapped for misleading consumers, we ask: how much of a threat to dairy farmers are plant-based drinks?

See also: Tractor run organisers fear HMRC clampdown on red diesel

On the markets, we’re ringside in Yorkshire. As the latest woodland grants are unveiled, does it really pay to plant trees?

And we hook up with the livestock dating service that matches graziers with arable growers looking to increase soil carbon.

This episode of the Farmers Weekly Podcast is co-hosted by Johann Tasker and Surrey farmer Hugh Broom with Farmers Weekly acting livestock editor Judith Tooth.




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Massey Ferguson

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