Farming Today

Farming Today

All rural life is here: daily news of food, farming, the countryside and the environment with analysis and context from the BBC's experts in the field. Presented by Anna Hill and Charlotte Smith, Farming Today goes out every weekday on Radio 4 at 0545 (14 minutes)and at 0630 on Saturdays (25 minutes).

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Recent episodes (6)

  • 28 Nov 2014: Dairy Update; Campylobacter; Succession planning

    Fri, 28 Nov 14

    Duration:
    14 mins

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    What can be done about food poisoning from chicken infected with campylobacter? Charlotte Smith speaks to a lead scientist at the Institute of Food Research.

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  • 27 Nov 2014: TB penalties, Farm fraud, Farming newcomers

    Thu, 27 Nov 14

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    From next year, farmers in Wales will face penalties if they are just one day late with their TB testing. And fears fraudsters will target farmers this Christmas for CAP money.

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  • 26 Nov 2014: Food fraud; wind farms; Farming for the Future; apprentices

    Wed, 26 Nov 14

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    Fraud is costing the UK's food industry £11bn a year, says Professor Lisa Jack of the University of Portsmouth. Anna Hill hears what can be done about it.

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  • 25 Nov 2014: Fracking, young farmers, turkeys

    Wed, 26 Nov 14

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    The Countryside Alliance calls for tighter controls to be put in place before fracking licences are granted. And we visit a turkey farmer who's cashing in on Thanksgiving

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  • 24 Nov 2014: Farm energy, Farm secretaries, Next generation

    Wed, 26 Nov 14

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    Farmers could be making more low-carbon power, according to a report from the Farm Power coaltion. Charlotte Smith asks how they can balance energy production with food prodcution.

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  • FTTW: Sugar 22 Nov 14

    Sat, 22 Nov 14

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    26 mins

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    With the sugar beet harvest, or campaign as it's known, currently underway Farming Today This Week explores the British sugar industry. The company, British Sugar, processes all of the UK's sugar beet and works directly with 3,500 farmers. This morning Charlotte Smith is at one of their processing plants in Norfolk. During the campaign a lorry carrying 30 tonnes of sugar beet arrives at the factory, in Wissington, around every 45 seconds. Charlotte finds out how the farmers work with British Sugar and how the sugar beet is processed into the sugar we sprinkle on our cereal. Presented by Charlotte Smith and produced by Lucy Bickerton.

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