New environmental payments for farmers, NFU job losses and regional restructuring – will it work? Farmers combat river pollution, & cookbook raises money for farm charity
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In this episode, the government finally unveils further long-awaited details of its flagship environmental scheme for England.
Farmers will be paid to undertake six new actions – on hedgerows, arable and horticultural land and grassland.
They will also be paid for pest and nutrient management.
But will it work? We talk to Defra secretary Therese Coffey.
Meanwhile, the National Farmers Union unveils plans to restructure its regional operations in a bid to cut costs for its 50,000 members.
We look at how farmers once blamed for polluting the River Wye in Herefordshire are playing a key role in cleaning it up.
On the markets, we've all the latest prices – and we find out the winner of this week's Commodity Cashback competition
And we meet the author of a new cook book – No Fuss Meals for Busy Parents – using ingredients from British farmers.
This episode of the Farmers Weekly Podcast is co-hosted by Johann Tasker with Surrey farmer Hugh Broom. Additional reporting by Abi Kay, Louise Impey and Phil Case.
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