Autumn muck-spreading fiasco, wheat harvest is go, record sheep prices at Thame, 'red warning' on climate change, & Farm to Fork book
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In this episode, the fallout continues over 'unworkable' rules restricting autumn applications of organic fertiliser.
The much-criticised decision by the Environment Agency has thrown autumn crop nutrition plans into jeopardy - including muck for straw deals and sewage sludge spreading.
We take a look at yields and quality as the wheat harvest gets under way across the country.
As the latest climate change report is published, we ask do we need to take global warming more seriously? And how are cows becoming more carbon friendly?
On the markets – record prices are seen at the Thame sheep sale.
And From Farm to Fork – we preview the latest book on UK agriculture by lowland family farmer Joe Stanley.
This episode of the Farmers Weekly Podcast is co-hosted by Johann Tasker and Surrey Farmer Hugh Broom. Featuring Farmers Weekly East of England correspondent Louise Impey, Emma Gillbard from the Farmers Weekly arable desk and Edd Mowbray from the Farmers Weekly machinery desk.