The Farmers Weekly Podcast

Listen to The Farmers Weekly Podcast for our take on the top news affecting UK agriculture. Chief reporter Johann Tasker and Surrey farmer Hugh Broom delve behind the headlines – with comment, analysis and discussion from farmers and industry leaders.



Based at Thriplow near Cambridge, KWS UK has been providing growers with innovative new varieties to meet varied end-market needs for over 25 years. We develop a wide range of oilseed rape, maize, sugar beet and cereal varieties in conjunction with the KWS group. We use a range of technologies to ensure improved crop performance consistency to benefit all; merchant, farmer, processor and ultimately the end-user customer. Higher yields, superior disease and pest resistance and improved performance in adverse conditions are all key criteria we seek to establish in our product portfolio.

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Masey FergusonAt Massey Ferguson we understand the need for straightforward and dependable machinery.

Our years of experience has taught us that in farming, no two days are the same. Our customers are paramount and so now more than ever, we’re here for you. We’re in this together.

Built on our strong heritage as a founder and pioneering company in the mineral fertiliser industry, Yara is a Norwegian based company which converts energy, natural minerals and nitrogen into the full range of crop nutrition products and a wide range of industrial applications.

Today, Yara retains its global position as a leading provider of nitrogen based mineral fertilisers and industrial products. The company is the global leader in ammonia, nitrates and speciality fertilisers.


Hugh Broom

Hugh Broom farms beef cattle, some sheep and asparagus in Surrey. Previously as a young man, he spent 10 years pursuing an off-the-farm career as a radio journalist working for Capital Radio, LBC and BBC 5Live. Thanks to the magic of digital, he can now podcast from his farmyard.

Johann Tasker

Johann Tasker is chief reporter at Farmers Weekly. A long-standing and integral member of the Farmers Weekly team, he has been reporting and analysing the impact of government policy on agriculture – and how it affects farm businesses – for more than 20 years.

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FW Podcast Ep 64: Soil payments and sugar beet price clash

This episode of the Farmers Weekly Podcast was recorded on location at the 2021 Cereals event in Lincolnshire. In this episode, Defra secretary George Eustice pledges a 30% uplift in…


FW Podcast Ep 63: Groundswell - does regen agriculture work?

This week's episode of the Farmers Weekly Podcast was recorded entirely on location at Groundswell – the annual event dedicated to regenerative agriculture. We meet the farmers who are improving…


FW Podcast Ep 62: Oat Wars and Kaleb Cooper of Clarkson's Farm

In this episode, we catch up with 21-year-old farmer Kaleb Cooper – the surprise star of Jeremy Clarkson's latest TV series. We speak to the Cambridgeshire farmer being sued by…


FW Podcast Ep 61: Car v telehandler, broadband & foodbanks

In this episode, after a farmer uses a telehandler to destroy a car blocking his gateway, we ask what are your rights when removing vehicles on your land? We look…


FW Podcast Ep 60: Farm thieves, dairy margins and Clarkson

In this episode, thieves are scouring social media to find expensive items of farm machinery they can then steal to order. Are you going organic? The latest figures show a…


FW Podcast Ep 59: TikTok tractor warning and insurance

In this episode, young farm workers are dicing with death by filming stunts involving moving farm machinery – and posting the footage on the internet We examine the employment procedures…


FW Podcast Ep 58: Aussie trade deal threat and exit scheme

In this week's episode, the government wants to pay older farmers to retire and pave the way for the next generation. But how will the lump sum exit scheme work…


FW Podcast Ep 57: GPS receiver problems and AHDB job cuts

Farmers are reporting signal problems with John Deere GPS satellite receivers – we find out what's going on. New planning proposals are unveiled in the Queen's Speech – what impact…


FW Podcast Special: Oilseed rape – a break crop at turning poi...

Oilseed rape has had more than its fair share of problems over recent years, with many growers abandoning the crop due to cabbage stem flea beetle. But some farmers believe…


FW Podcast Ep 56: Fuel filter blockages and labour shortages

In this episode, farmers and tractor drivers and reporting problems with blocked fuel filters after taking delivery of red diesel. The problem is affecting farmers in Scotland and East Anglia…