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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  • 16 April 2014: Flood money, Lincolnshire sausages, Milk

    Wed, 16 Apr 14

    Duration:
    14 mins

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    Farmers affected by the recent floods will be able to apply for more government money. And will sausage producers in Lincolnshire continue their campaign to get PGI status?

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  • 15 April 2014: Climate change, cheese, Scottish forests

    Tue, 15 Apr 14

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Available:
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    How should the UK farming sector respond to the IPCC report on climate change? What does it mean to protect a food? Rebuilding Scotlands forests - a 200 year long job.

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  • 14 April 2014: Nitrates, farmland birds and protected food

    Mon, 14 Apr 14

    Duration:
    12 mins

    Available:
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    Could farmers do more to stop nitrate air pollution? The results are in from the Big Farmland Bird Count. How can protecting a food mean more money for the producer?

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  • FTTW: 12 April 2014: Farming Today This Week: Animal health

    Sat, 12 Apr 14

    Duration:
    25 mins

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    From Bovine TB to antibiotic resistance, Caz Graham visits a vet school to explore the impact animal health has on both livestock and the farming industry as a whole.

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  • 11 April 2014: TB in Alpacas and Goats, Fly Grazing Inquest, 350th Anniversary of 'Sylva'

    Fri, 11 Apr 14

    Duration:
    14 mins

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    Are we losing the race against the spread of Bovine TB? The Government has plans to tackle the disease in alpacas and camelids but it's now in goats too.

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  • 10 April 2014: Manslaughter charge, Mason bees, Antibiotics

    Thu, 10 Apr 14

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Available:
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    A Nottinghamshire farmer has gone on trial for manslaughter, after the death of a walker on his land. The rambler was killed by a bull in a field with a footpath through it.

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