Why Defra uncertainty is bad for agriculture, what farmers can do about it, Australia-UK trade deal, UK cereal prices, £150k classic tractor, Auction Torque podcast, & harvesting wheat with a hedge trimmer
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In this episode, lack of detail about government plans for agriculture is denting farmer confidence to invest in their businesses.
Defra farm minister Victoria Prentis says farmers must learn to live with uncertainty – despite calls for clarity on farm policy.
We examine the UK's first post-Brexit trade agreement – why isn't the Australia-UK trade deal being scrutinised by parliamentary debate?
We've all the latest commodity prices – and find out why so many cereal growers missed out on cashing in at the top of the market.
We visit the vintage farm machinery auction and get ringside where a classic County tractor sells for a whopping £150,000.
And we harvest wheat with a hedge-trimmer on a London allotment.
This episode of the Farmers Weekly Podcast is co-hosted by Johann Tasker and Surrey farmer Hugh Broom, with additional reporting by Andrew Meredith and Ed Henderson.