FW Podcast Ep 205: From Transition Live – Defra promises support

In this episode, Defra secretary Steve Barclay promises more support for farmers following a challenging wet winter and spring.

Mr Barclay made the pledge in a keynote speech at the Farmers Weekly Transition Live event in Cambridgeshire on Thursday, 9 May 2024.

This episode of the Farmers Weeky Podcast was recorded on location at the event – held at Cambridge University’s Park Farm, Madingley.

See also: Transition Live: Taking the risk out of farming

More than 400 visitors attended Transition Live, aimed at helping secure a profitable and sustainable future for farm businesses.

Co-hosted by Johann Tasker and Farmers Weekly arable correspondent Louise Impey, with additional reporting by Abi Kay and Charlie Reeve.

You can contact the Farmers Weekly Podcast by emailing podcast@fwi.co.uk. In the UK, you can also text the word FARM followed by your message to 88 44 0.





Based at Thriplow near Cambridge, KWS UK has been providing growers with innovative new varieties to meet varied end-market needs for over 25 years. We develop a wide range of oilseed rape, maize, sugar beet and cereal varieties in conjunction with the KWS group. We use a range of technologies to ensure improved crop performance consistency to benefit all; merchant, farmer, processor and ultimately the end-user customer. Higher yields, superior disease and pest resistance and improved performance in adverse conditions are all key criteria we seek to establish in our product portfolio.

For more information, visit kws.com

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