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Janet Hughes

Janet Hughes

Janet Hughes is the Programme Director for the Future Farming and Countryside Programme (FFCP).

This programme will transform the way we regulate and support agriculture and the countryside environment.

Janet tweets about the work of the team @JanetHughes

Janet is very keen to hear from farmers, land managers and the wider industry, so do get in touch: Janet.Hughes@defra.gov.uk

Future Farming Podcast: Tim Parton on nitrogen-fixing bacteria and nutrient-dense food 

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In the sixth episode of the Future Farming Podcast, Programme Director Janet Hughes talks to Tim Parton. Tim is Farm Manager at Brewood Park Farm, Staffordshire, where he manages 300 hectares using regenerative agriculture methods. Find out how Tim moved to no-till, reduced insecticide and fungicide use and brewed his own nitrogen-fixing bacteria.

Future Farming Podcast: the Farming Investment Fund

Farming Investment Fund podcast

In the latest episode of the Future Farming podcast, Programme Director Janet Hughes talks to the policy lead for the Farming Investment Fund, Sarah Evered. Listen to find out how the team designed the fund, what we've learned and what's coming next.

Future Farming Podcast: Nic Renison

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In this month’s Future Farming podcast, Janet Hughes talks to Nic Renison. Nic shares her approach to farming and her views on the future of the industry and the English countryside. Janet and Nic also discuss farm life in the North Pennines and the Renisons’ homemade version of the eggmobile!

Future Farming Podcast: Neil Heseltine

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In our first ever podcast, Programme Director Janet Hughes talks to farmer Neil Heseltine. Neil shares his approach to farming and his views on the Future Farming and Countryside Programme. Janet and Neil also discuss sustainability, profitability and care for our environment.