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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  • 30 July 2014: Rural tourism VAT, Powdered milk, Maris Otter barley

    Wed, 30 Jul 14

    Duration:
    14 mins

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    Tourism businesses across Britain are uniting today to call for a cut to VAT. Farming Today visits a farmhouse B&B to find out how a reduction would benefit rural tourism.

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  • 29 July 2014: Research funding, Ukrainian harvest, crop trials

    Tue, 29 Jul 14

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Available:
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    Concern that government research into bee decline is being funded by pesticide companies.

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  • 28 July 2014: Harvest, New Zealand lamb

    Mon, 28 Jul 14

    Duration:
    12 mins

    Available:
    5 days remaining

    Harvest is in full swing and although early reports suggest good grain yields, farmers will face a price drop for the crops they're bringing in from the fields.

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  • FTTW: 26 July 2014: Border Union Show

    Sat, 26 Jul 14

    Duration:
    25 mins

    Available:
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    Caz Graham is at the Border Union Show in Kelso to explore how farming is faring in the 4 corners of the UK.

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  • 25 July 2014: Scottish referendum, African Swine flu, apricots

    Fri, 25 Jul 14

    Duration:
    14 mins

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    Pig industry fear over the spread of African Swine Fever in Europe and how to do business when your farm straddles two countries.

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  • 24 July 2014: TB in badgers, Sugar beet, Crofting and Raspberries

    Thu, 24 Jul 14

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Available:
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    Initial findings from a study at the University of Liverpool show that TB could be more widespread in badgers in Cheshire than previoulsy thought.

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