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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  • 19 Dec 2014: Badger Cull Figures; Convicted Gangmasters

    Fri, 19 Dec 14

    Duration:
    14 mins

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    As DEFRA release the badger cull figures we ask how successful was it? We hear that while in Somerset the cull was deemed effective, in Gloucestershire it fell well short.

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  • 18 Dec 2014: Forage Aid, Fish quotas, Weetabix

    Thu, 18 Dec 14

    Duration:
    14 mins

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    A scheme helping farmers feed their animals during a crisis is set to become a farming charity. And conservationists say the deal on fish quotas is a missed opportunity.

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  • 17 Dec 2014: Fish Discard Ban, Women in Dairy, Winter Wildlife

    Wed, 17 Dec 14

    Duration:
    14 mins

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    As the 2015 EU fishing quota is set in Brussels, we hear about the confusion over the discard ban which could force fishermen to break the law.

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  • 16 Dec 2014: Fishing quotas, diversity, meat waste, wildcats

    Tue, 16 Dec 14

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    14 mins

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    Nearly half of the fish caught under the UK's quotas are caught by non British boats. Endangered Scottish wildcats get a financial boost to help their numbers

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  • 15 Dec 2014: Fish quotas, Freshwater pearl mussels, Sheep

    Mon, 15 Dec 14

    Duration:
    12 mins

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    European ministers begin negotiating fish quotas in Brussels today, as British fishermen brace themselves for cuts next year.

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  • FTTW: 13 Dec 2014: Brassicas

    Sat, 13 Dec 14

    Duration:
    25 mins

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    Charlotte Smith goes to a farm in Lincolnshire to talk brassicas - sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and swede. And the run-up to Christmas is their busiest time

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