The Farmers Weekly Podcast

Fertiliser explosion, farm thefts, spring barley harvest, min-till and cover crops, & wool petition

August 07, 2020 Season 1 Episode 19
The Farmers Weekly Podcast
Fertiliser explosion, farm thefts, spring barley harvest, min-till and cover crops, & wool petition
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The Farmers Weekly Podcast
Fertiliser explosion, farm thefts, spring barley harvest, min-till and cover crops, & wool petition
Aug 07, 2020 Season 1 Episode 19

UK farmers are being reminded to store fertiliser safely after an explosion involving 2750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate killed over 130 people in Beirut.

For Lincolnshire farmer Andrew Green, the tragedy brought back memories of the 1974 Flixborough disaster – when a chemical plant exploded in his village, killing 28 people

Also in this episode, we look at the latest rural crime report.

With Crime in the countryside at an eight-year high, we examine the impact on farmers – look at what is at the top of the farm theft shopping list.

Min-till is all the rage for some farmers – but it certainly isn't for everyone.

We visit a group of farmers in Scotland and find out how they are regenerating their soils by getting down and dirty with the brown stuff in the field.

We've all the latest prices – in our regular market round-up with a special look at spring barley and winter wheat as a patchy harvest continues.

And there's a glimmer of hope for sheep producers seeking a fair price for wool – thanks to a petition signed by thousands of people.

Show Notes

UK farmers are being reminded to store fertiliser safely after an explosion involving 2750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate killed over 130 people in Beirut.

For Lincolnshire farmer Andrew Green, the tragedy brought back memories of the 1974 Flixborough disaster – when a chemical plant exploded in his village, killing 28 people

Also in this episode, we look at the latest rural crime report.

With Crime in the countryside at an eight-year high, we examine the impact on farmers – look at what is at the top of the farm theft shopping list.

Min-till is all the rage for some farmers – but it certainly isn't for everyone.

We visit a group of farmers in Scotland and find out how they are regenerating their soils by getting down and dirty with the brown stuff in the field.

We've all the latest prices – in our regular market round-up with a special look at spring barley and winter wheat as a patchy harvest continues.

And there's a glimmer of hope for sheep producers seeking a fair price for wool – thanks to a petition signed by thousands of people.