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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  • 31 Oct 2014: Fishery closures, Trees, Horse wormers

    Fri, 31 Oct 14

    Duration:
    14 mins

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    Fishermen are warning of job losses in the industry following the temporary closure of some UK fishing grounds. And can being outdoors boost our mental wellbeing?

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  • 30 Oct 2014: Pesticides, Bird crime, Trees as flood prevention

    Thu, 30 Oct 14

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    What impact does exposure to pesticides have on human health? A conference in France this week has been exploring the latest research.

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  • 28 Oct 2014: Salt tolerant potatoes, EU aid & trees to fuel boilers

    Wed, 29 Oct 14

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    14 mins

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    Anna Hill talks to the Dutch farmer pioneering salt tolerant potatoes. Meanwhile UK veg growers hit by the Russian trade ban are angry that they won't be allowed to claim EU aid.

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  • 29 Oct 2014: Bumper strawberry crop, Gene editing, Timber industry

    Wed, 29 Oct 14

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    It's been a record year for British strawberries, with a warm summer and mild autumn meaning that the season is expected to go on until December.

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  • FTTW: 25 Oct 2014: Muck and Manure

    Mon, 27 Oct 14

    Duration:
    25 mins

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    It's a fact of farming life: where there are livestock there will be manure. But are farmers valuing it properly as a resource?

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  • 27 Oct 2014: Forestry and woodland; Irish beef farmers

    Mon, 27 Oct 14

    Duration:
    12 mins

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    Beef farmers in Ireland are to stage a blockade of abattoirs in protest at what they say are the unfair prices they are getting for their meat. Plus a look at our woodlands.

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