Farming's shocking fatality rate, mixed forecast for farm incomes, beef prices on the up, water pollution controversy, & farmers remember Prince Philip


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More than 50 people have lost their lives in farm-related accidents over the past year.
The shocking statistic is equivalent to one person every week going to work on a UK farm and never returning home.
We look at the reasons behind agriculture's appalling safety record – and ways to improve it.
With farm incomes forecast to decline – how are you preparing for the future?
On the markets, beef prices continue to rise.
We examine the controversy over poor water quality – are farmers really to blame? Or should water companies shoulder more of the responsibility?
And we pay tribute to Prince Philip – as farmers share their memories of the Duke of Edinburgh.
Guests on this episode include NFU deputy president Stuart Roberts, Stephanie Berkeley (Farm Safety Foundation), Stephen Britton (Health & Safety Executive), Aled Jones (NFU Cymru), Mark Lloyd (Rivers Trust), Sarah Belton (Hydrologist), Jason Beedell (Strutt & Parker), Rutland farmer Andrew Brown, Geoff Sansome (Natural England), and Teresa Dent (Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust).
This episode of the Farmers Weekly Podcast is co-hosted by Farmers Weekly chief reporter Johann Tasker and Surrey farmer Hugh Brown, with Farmers Weekly senior livestock reporter Michael Priestley.