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 (7)

  • 18 April 2015: Countryfile Farming Hero Finalist - Joan Bomford

    Sat, 18 Apr 15

    Duration:
    26 mins

    Available:
    7 days remaining

    Charlotte Smith meets Joan Bomford, one the BBC Food & Farming Awards finalists in the Countryfile Farming Hero category.

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  • 17 April 2015: Poldark's scything technique, dog attack on cows, grass fires, Plaid Cymru manifesto.

    Fri, 17 Apr 15

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Available:
    6 days remaining

    8 cows have been put down after an 'horrific' dog attack in North Wales. And, does Poldark's scything technique cut the mustard (as well as the grass)?

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  • 16 April 2015: Asda mislabel NZ lamb as British; Lib Dem and Ukip manifestos

    Thu, 16 Apr 15

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Available:
    5 days remaining

    Medium The Scottish sheep farmer who brought British-labelled lamb from Asda, but found it was from New Zealand. Asda say it was 'colleague error'. Also Lib Dem and Ukip manifestos.

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  • 07 April 2015: Dairy prices, Young farmers, Food tourism, Red squirrels

    Wed, 15 Apr 15

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Available:
    4 days remaining

    A drop in the value of dairy commodities on one of the international trading platforms will be exactly the news that dairy farmers don't want to hear. The last Global Dairy Trade Auction saw an overall decrease of ten per cent, but Luke Crossman, a senior analyst at the industry body DairyCo, tells Charlotte Smith that it may not be a cause for immediate alarm.

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  • 15 April 2015: Conservative Manifesto, Anchovy and Chips, Herdy Shepherd, Rural Broadband

    Wed, 15 Apr 15

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Available:
    4 days remaining

    The rural analysis of the Conservative and Green Party manifesto. Britain's favourite fish may off the menu in the next few decades because of warming in the North Sea. We hear from rural businesses struggling with communications.

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  • 14 April 2015: Labour Manifesto, Cow Attacks, the History of the Chicken, the Scilly Shrew

    Tue, 14 Apr 15

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Available:
    4 days remaining

    The rural analysis of the Labour Party manifesto. Cows become dangerous during springtime calving. The history of the ubiquitous chicken.

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  • 13 April 2015: Stressed Pigs, One Man and His Shires, Sugar

    Mon, 13 Apr 15

    Duration:
    12 mins

    Available:
    3 days remaining

    Scientists have found living in stressful conditions can trigger illness in pigs. And we meet a man whose Shire horses are his pride and joy.

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