Neil Parish resignation, bird flu 'flockdown' ends, egg prices, British Beef Week, suckler cow prospects, NFU agri-food export strategy, AHDB Shape The Future vote, & Stuart Roberts joins Lib Dems


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In this episode, as bird flu restrictions are finally lifted after six months, we examine the prospects for egg prices. Are producers getting a fair deal?
As the 12th annual celebration that is British Beef Week draws to a close – we look at the future for UK suckler cow producers.
We talk to NFU president Minette Batters as the union launches its agri-food export strategy – and we have all the latest market prices.
With a week left to have your say on the future of the AHDB, we find out what happens after the Shape The Future vote ends at midday on 9 May.
And we catch up with former NFU deputy president Stuart Roberts, who is helping to draft the Liberal Democrats manifesto for farming.
We also reflect on the career of Neil Parish, MP for Tiverton and Honiston, who has resigned after watching pornography while in Parliament.
Mr Parish was chairman of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee, which scrutinises the government's food and farming policies.
This episode of the Farmers Weekly Podcast is co-hosted by Johann Tasker and Surrey farmer Hugh Broom. To contact us, email

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