Rishi Sunak's Farm to Fork summit, farm input costs, Defra's ageing IT systems, food security, sheep prices, pig producers bounce back, & celebration of farming in Surrey
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In this episode, as Rishi Sunak summons farm leaders to Downing Street, we ask: what can we expect from the Prime Minister's food summit?
High inflation has made food increasingly unaffordable for many consumers – but many farmers say high input costs mean food is actually too cheap.
Where does the truth lie?
Meanwhile, MPs slam Defra's IT systems – putting food safety and security at risk in the event of a major animal disease outbreak.
On the markets, we've all the latest commodity prices and a special report from Carlisle as sheep values surge.
Pig producers come together to discuss global opportunities after years of crisis – but will there be enough pork to go around?
And we celebrate all that's good about farming in Surrey.
This episode of the Farmers Weekly Podcast is co-hosted by Johann Tasker and Surrey farmer Hugh Broom, with additional reporting by Abi Kay and Charlie Reeve.
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.