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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              • 22 May 15: Dairy Cooperative

                Fri, 22 May 15

                Duration:
                14 mins

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                The UK's first Dairy Producer Organisation - a kind of farmers cooperative - has been launched. Dairy Crest Direct will be able to negotiate on behalf of its 1,000 farmers

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              • 20 May 2015: Hen Harrier Row, Farming Inventions, British Lamb's Lettuce

                Wed, 20 May 15

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                14 mins

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                Gamekeepers and conservationists are at war over the endangered Hen Harrier. The RSPB suspect foul play as three male birds have disappeared.

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              • 16 May 15 Uplands Farming

                Tue, 19 May 15

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                25 mins

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                What's it like to farm in the UK's uplands? This programme explores the challenges farmers face, and the arguments for and against rearing sheep on the hills. The presenter is Sybil Ruscoe

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              • 19 May 2015: Qualifications, technology potatoes, China and Ireland

                Tue, 19 May 15

                Duration:
                14 mins

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                Farming schools fear for their future as agricultural qualifications are downgraded. Anna Hill visits a Norfolk potato farmers who is working with the John Innes centre to try and find a way to stop potatoes sprouting when they are being stored.

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              • 18 May 2015: EU referendum, farming innovation, Ash Dieback

                Mon, 18 May 15

                Duration:
                12 mins

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                The debate begins. How will farmers fare if Britain leave the EU?

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              • 150515 Welsh Basic Farm Payments; bog asphodel toxicity

                Fri, 15 May 15

                Duration:
                14 mins

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                Why there's an increase in sheep deaths after they've eaten bog asphodel - a yellow flower - in marshy upland areas. Also, new research into bovine TB.

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