FW Podcast 96: Impact of Russia-Ukraine war on farming

This episode examines the impact of the war in Ukraine – both on farmers caught up in the conflict and on farmers in the UK.

We look at the effect that war is having on supplies and prices of grain and animal feed – as well as the cost and availability of farm inputs like fuel and fertiliser.

The AHDB fertiliser calculator mentioned in this episode can help UK growers decide how much nitrogen it is worth applying to cereals and oilseeds.

The UK farmers in this podcast who are organising aid to send to Ukraine can be contacted via Twitter at @ukrainefood.

The  Polish Humanitarian Action fund, which is also mentioned in this podcast, is working to help Ukrainian refugees arriving in Poland.

The following organisations and initiatives may also be useful for listeners wanting to donate to aid efforts to help Ukrainian refugees:

This episode of the Farmers Weekly Podcast is co-hosted by Johann Tasker and Surrey farmer Hugh Broom with Farmers Weekly arable correspondent Louise Impey.

See also: How Ukraine war will impact its farming – agronomist’s view




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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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