ELMs delayed - can Defra really make it work? What will ELMs look like? Prospects for pig sector, new recommended list for cereals and oilseeds, barley bonanza, & tributes to farmer and rugby legend Doddie Weir.


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Delayed again, just what is the future for Defra's flagship Environmental Land Management scheme (ELMs) for England?
Is ELMs really hanging by a thread? Or will the government finally make the scheme a success? And when will we find out?
We hear from Defra secretary Therese Coffey, Labour shadow farm minister Daniel Zeichner and Natural England chairman Tony Juniper.
On the markets, we've all the latest prices and take a special look at the recovery prospects for the UK pig sector.
We give our verdict on the latest recommended cereal and oilseed rape varieties from the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board.
And we pay tribute to farmer, rugby superstar and motor neurone disease campaigner Doddie Weir, who has died at the age of 52.
This episode of the Farmers Weekly Podcast is co-hosted by Johann Tasker and Surrey farmer Hugh Broom.
Additional reporting by Farmers Weekly chief reporter Phil Case and Farmers Weekly arable correspondent Louise Impey.

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