Farmers Weekly Podcast Episode 90: machinery grants and phosphate pollution


In this week’s podcast, how English farmers can apply for a authorities grant to purchase new farm machinery.

We’ve a particular interview with farm minister Victoria Prentis – who says the federal government is about to publish its response to requires a National Food Strategy.

We meet the candidates vying for the NFU’s high officeholder jobs forward of the union’s presidential elections in February 2022.

We discover out farmers are serving to to sort out phosphate pollution.

On the markets, with spring across the nook, we examine whether or not excessive costs are affecting the provision of fertiliser onto farms.

And we meet the farmers turning sheep’s milk into vodka.

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

See additionally: NFU elections 2022: The runners and riders

 

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