Slurry grants, how to solve farming's labour shortage, how garlic can fight dairy mastitis, latest grain prices, & next generation of young farmers


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This week – a shortage of workers is making it harder for farmers to produce food profitably, but what should be done?
Should more visas be granted to overseas workers? Do technology and robotics have a role to play?
And how do we change the perception of agriculture as a low-wage industry?
Elsewhere, we examine how garlic can help dairy cows fight mastitis and the government unveils a new slurry grant scheme.
On the markets, we'll have all the latest grain prices – including the influence of plantings and prospects in the southern hemisphere.
And Britain's next generation of farmers tell us their hopes and fears for the future as they carve out a career in agriculture.
This episode of the Farmers Weekly Podcast is co-hosted by Johann Tasker, Charlotte Cunningham and Surrey farmer Hugh Broom, with additional reporting by Andrew Meredith.

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