Food security, fertiliser prices, Russia-Ukraine war, energy spike, red diesel, commodity turmoil, tractor tyres, farm safety day, eco-anxiety & hedgerows
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In this episode: is ramping up UK farm output the answer to food supply problems caused by conflict in Ukraine?
Do government leaders and policy-makers need to rebalance the relationship between food production and environmental schemes? We ask two farmers.
On the markets, we look at fertiliser prices – and ask how high can they go?
We get some important advice about tractor tyres as we join 350 farmers attending the UK's first regional farm safety day.
And we hear from the farmer who welcomed a team of volunteers to plant 4km of new hedgerow – in just four weeks.
This episode of the Farmers Weekly Podcast is co-hosted by Johann Tasker and Surrey farmer Hugh Broom.