Remembering Lord Henry Plumb, payment rates for Sustainable Farming Incentive, commodity prices, Velcourt & Oakbank, regen ag, carbon capturing trees, & farmer traces 50-year-old tractor
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In this episode, industry leaders pay tribute to 'greatest ever' farming advocate Lord Henry Plumb, who has died aged 97.
We look at the payment rates for the Sustainable Farming Incentive and ask: how can the government entice more farmers to take part?
On the markets, we have the all latest commodity prices.
Farm management company Velcourt acquires a 50% stake in the regenerative agriculture consultancy Oakbank Game & Conservation. How significant is it?
The first UK plantations of carbon-capturing tree species Paulownia are due to be planted on a Suffolk estate – what income will they generate?
And we meet the agricultural contractor who has traced one of his first tractors – 50 years after he last used it on the farm.
This episode of the Farmers Weekly Podcast is co-hosted by Johann Tasker and Surrey farmer Hugh Broom, with FW arable correspondent Louise Impey.