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 (7)

  • 21 Oct 2014: Pesticides report

    Tue, 21 Oct 14

    Duration:
    14 mins

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    A new report claims banning too many pesticides could lead to lower yields on farm. The report is published today by the agricultural consultants Andersons.

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  • 20 Oct 2014: Pilot badger cull ends

    Mon, 20 Oct 14

    Duration:
    12 mins

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    The second pilot badger cull ends today - we speak to the cull company, and a charity that says it should be scrapped

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  • FTTW: 18 Oct 2014: National Fruit Show

    Sat, 18 Oct 14

    Duration:
    26 mins

    Available:
    4 days remaining

    Farming Today This Week explores the fruit-growing business. Charlotte Smith reports from the National Fruit Show in Kent.

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  • 17 Oct 2014: Dairy latest, Rabbit farming, Scottish Crofting

    Fri, 17 Oct 14

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Available:
    3 days remaining

    At the end of a turbulent week for the dairy industry, protest group Farmers for Action warns of city centre protests before Christmas. Also rabbit farming, and Scottish crofters.

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  • 16 Oct 2014: Mushrooms, wheat, salt marsh and chartered agriculture

    Thu, 16 Oct 14

    Duration:
    14 mins

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    Warnings that foraging for fungi is damaging ancient woodland. How salt marshes are protecting vulnerable coastlines

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  • 15 Oct 2014: Welsh dairy, Badger collars, Fish quotas

    Wed, 15 Oct 14

    Duration:
    14 mins

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    As protests about milk prices continue across England, the Welsh government launch their own review into the health of the Welsh dairy industry, but will it help dairy farmers?

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  • 14 Oct 2014: Milk crisis, British fruit, Illegal waste

    Tue, 14 Oct 14

    Duration:
    14 mins

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    Can British milk benefit from a 'fair price' campaign? We ask a marketing expert, as milk prices remain low.

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