Dairy doldrums, spring crop nutrition, liquid v solid fertiliser, beef markets, greenhouse gas emissions, & farmer runs ultramarathon – in the Sahara desert
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This week, as dairy processors and retailers reduce farmgate and retail milk prices, we examine the prospects for British farmers.
With crop nutrition programmes well under way this spring, we find out why more growers are making the switch to liquid fertiliser.
On the markets, global demand for beef looks set to stay firm – supporting UK values – and we've all the latest UK commodity prices,
We visit the Netherlands, where Dutch scientists are developing ways livestock producers can reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
And we meet the Suffolk potato grower who is running six marathons in six days for charity – in the Sahara desert.
To sponsor Andrew Greenwell, who is fundraising for East Anglia's Children's Hospices, please visit his JustGiving page.
This episode of the Farmers Weekly Podcast is co-hosted by Johann Tasker and Surrey farmer Hugh Broom.
To contact Johann and Hugh, please email email@example.com. In the UK, you can also text the word FARM followed by your message to 88 44 0.