Why Defra policy isn't working for farmers, food production, fertiliser, ELMs, digital grain passports, cull cow prices soar, Clarkson joins farmers on vegan picket line, & Allerton Project advice for young farmers


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In this episode – why isn't the UK government doing more to encourage food production?
We examine concerns over rising input costs, food imports and the government's environmental policies for farmers.
Fertiliser prices are high, availability is low – will it be worth growing wheat next year? Will digital grain passports really add value and make life easier for growers?
On the markets, cull cow prices surge.
Jeremy Clarkson joins farmers on the vegan menu picket line in Oxfordshire. Why doesn't the local authority want to serve meat to councillors?
And we look at opportunities for young farmers to get their businesses fit for the future – with help from the Allerton Project.
The online Fit for Future Farm Business guide is available on the National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs website.
This episode of the Farmers Weekly Podcast is co-hosted by Johann Tasker and Surrey farmer Hugh Broom with senior livestock reporter Michael Priestley.
Additional reporting by news editor Phil Case and news reporter Ed Henderson.

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