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 0635 on Saturdays (22 minutes).
Mon, 9 Dec 13
6 days remaining
Big reforms to the common fisheries policy. What will they mean for UK fishing fleets? A new mutli-million pound butter factory has opened in Shropshire. It could go some way towards addressing the fact that the UK currently imports 100,000 tons of butter, while exporting 70,000 tons of cream. We find out what farmers think of the move. And we catch up with a turkey farmer at what is undoubtedly their busiest time of year.
Sat, 7 Dec 13
4 days remaining
How do rural sports benefit the countryside? Charlotte Smith visits a farm shoot in East Sussex which runs a weekly shooting syndicate.
Fri, 6 Dec 13
3 days remaining
Action is needed to tackle Bovine Viral Diarrhoea in England and Wales says advisor. There's warnings that many young hedgehogs may not survive the winter because of an increase in serious parasite infestations. And The UK could be exporting chicken feet to China by this time next year. Anna Hill presents.
Thu, 5 Dec 13
2 days remaining
Farming Today asks why nearly half the Government's animal health laboratories will close. Also subsidies for on-shore wind farms are to be reduced, in favour of off-shore projects. And we hear about the work of a charity which aims to bring disadvantaged children out into the countryside, by getting them interested in fishing. Charlotte Smith presents.
Wed, 4 Dec 13
1 day remaining
As a British trade delegation visits China, farmers are being urged to capitalise on what's being described as the 'best opportunities for a generation'. Also, hear one farmer's solution to dealing with hundreds of thousands of pink-footed geese. And with their reputation of highly sought after milk, Holland is now home to its first herd of Guernsey cows.
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