Farmer confidence survey, Small Robot Company in battle for survival, crowdfunding agritech startups, free range eggs, & Coronation fund for rare breed livestock
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In this episode, we examine how UK farmers are striving to overcome low confidence in the sector – caused in part by high input costs.
Confidence among farmers is at a low ebb, according to the latest NFU survey – but some sectors are faring better than others.
We look at the future for on-farm robots as a flagship agri-tech start-up warns that it is running out of cash.
As a key investor pulls the plug , we look at how farming entrepreneurs are turning to crowdfunding to secure their future.
We've all the latest commodity prices – and after a brutal year, we find out how free range egg producers are fairing.
Plus, could a King's Coronation fund help ensure the survival of Britain's rare livestock breeds?
To find out more about the Small Robot Company crowd-funding drive, visit www.smallrobotcompany.com.
For details of the Agri-TechE hybrid event ‘Focus on Funding – Follow the Crowd’ at NIAB Park Farm on Tuesday 23 May, visit agri-tech-e.co.uk.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. In the UK, you can also text the word FARM followed by your message to 88 44 0.