Don’t Forget the Fuggles

Is there any Hope for the Future of British Hop

Season 2


Episode 104

On this week’s episode of the Hop Forward Podcast, we talk to Ali Capper from the British Hop Association about the devastating impact that the pandemic is having on British hop farmers, coupled up with the continued plight of climate change and favour of importing hops from other regions in the world.

We discuss how supply chain businesses have largely been ignored by the government when doling out discretionary grants and support and talk about climate change and the impacts that our extreme weathers are having on hops and their growers.

And we end on a rather somber note to discuss why suicide rates are so high amongst farmers in general and what we can support farmers who live tough lives and are at the forefront of bearing the seasons.


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