Muddy mayhem in the Covid countryside, Brexit red tape hits farm supplies, farm invention competition, flood proposals 'could decimate farms', & #Run1000
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Farmers are being urged to have their say as walkers turn footpaths into quagmires due to coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

We speak to a farmer forced to watch as his wheat crop was damaged by hundreds of walkers straying across his field.

Natural England is asking farmers to help revise the Countryside Code as it tries to encourage people to act responsibly when taking their daily exercise.

Lack of clarity over Brexit rules is hampering supplies of livestock feed and animal medicines to Northern Ireland – with farmers likely to pay the price.

Entries are open for the Farmers Weekly Farm Invention Competition.

We get the low-down on the Skeyton snack bar – a microwave installed in a tractor weight-box – and a  pizza oven hot tub made in the farm workshop.

Find out how you can enter the competition here.

And we catch up with the #Run1000 campaign – hundreds of people from across UK agriculture who are raising thousands of pounds for farm charities.

Guests include Buckinghamshire farmer Daniel Hares, Pippa Langford (Natural England), Jeanette Dennis (Ashtons Legal), Northern Irish farmer Sam Chesney, Ed Barker (Agricultural Industries Confederation), Duncan Wyatt (AHDB), Shropshire farmer Sam Barker, Scottish farmer Sheena Horner and Lincolnshire farmer Charles Anyan.

This episode is co-hosted by Farmers Weekly chief reporter Johann Tasker and Surrey farmer Hugh Broom, with Farmers Weekly  livestock editor Rhian Price and Farmers Weekly  senior machinery reporter Edd Mowbray.

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