New payment rates for Sustainable Farming Incentive, nitrogen fertiliser alternatives, Oxford farming conferences, farm environment groups, & MBE for farm safety campaigner


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This week, the government announced extra money for farmers in England who sign up to its Sustainable Farming Incentive scheme.
But is it enough to make the scheme more attractive to farmers?
With high input costs set to be a big challenge during 2023 – we ask whether alternatives to nitrogen fertiliser are worth considering.
In other news, a group of farmers is reaping the benefits after deciding to run their own environmental facilitation group.
On the markets, we've all the latest commodity prices.
And food and farming has been recognised in the New Year Honours – with a special award for a farm safety campaigner.
To contact us at the Farmers Weekly Podcast, text the word FARM followed by your message to 88440 – or email
This episode of the Farmers Weekly Podcast is co-hosted by Johann Tasker and Surrey farmer Hugh Broom. Additional reporting by Phil Case.

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