Giant solar farm sparks food v fuel debate, precision livestock production app Breedr, beef prices, Red Tractor verdict from cereals, livestock and dairy farmers, & Goat Shed Farm Shop


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In this episode, plans to build the UK's biggest solar farm on a swathe of productive agricultural land have sparked calls for a debate on the future of the countryside.
Opponents say the farmland should be used to produce food – not energy. But the company behind the scheme say it is needed to combat climate change.
More than 2000 farmers have joined an online platform to increase returns from their livestock enterprises – we examine how it works.
What's the verdict on the Red Tractor farm assurance scheme? We find out from NFU leaders from the livestock, dairy and cereal sectors.
And we meet the Norfolk cheese maker who invested £250,000 to turn a wooden goat shed into a state of the art farm shop.

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