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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Recent episodes (4)

  • 30 Mar 15: Fishing

    Mon, 30 Mar 15

    Duration:
    12 mins

    Available:
    5 days remaining

    Fishermen in England warn a new online-only system for logging their catches doesn't work. From 1st April if details aren't logged online, fishermen have their licences withdrawn.

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  • 28 March 2015: Political debate

    Sat, 28 Mar 15

    Duration:
    26 mins

    Available:
    3 days remaining

    Charlotte Smith chairs a panel debate about the relationship between politics and rural life, with extracts from interviews with spokespeople from the various political parties.

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  • 27 March 2015: Red Tractor labelling scheme; Politics: Liz Truss' farming priorities

    Fri, 27 Mar 15

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Available:
    2 days remaining

    Consumers express confusion about the meaning of the Red Tractor food labelling scheme. And Environment Secretary Liz Truss lays out her farming priorities.

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  • 26 Mar 15: Rural Payments system

    Thu, 26 Mar 15

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Available:
    1 day remaining

    Charlotte Smith questions Environment Secretary Liz Truss over her handling of a new, online-only system for farmers to claim European subsidy payments.

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