Fuel filter blockages, dairy labour shortages, are farm rents too high? Will the lamb bubble burst? & Victorian seed barrow


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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 the eastern England – and costing thousands of pounds in replacement parts.

The government says it is doing all it can to resolve a shortage of labour in the dairy sector – but is it really enough to help farmers?

On the markets, is the lamb bubble about to burst?

Do farm rents need to fall to reflect the forthcoming phase-out of direct payments – we talk to an expert in Contract Farming Agreements.

And how a school teacher hopes to secure a new lease of life for an old piece of farm equipment – a Victorian seed barrow.