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 (6)

  • 01 Sept 2014: Hedges, Fishing nets, Farm education

    Mon, 1 Sep 14

    Duration:
    12 mins

    Available:
    7 days remaining

    A fisherman from Yorkshire travels to America today to teach fishermen in Seattle how to reduce deaths of seabirds in fishing nets. And Farming Today goes back to the classroom.

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  • FTTW: 30 August 2014: Countryside Access

    Sat, 30 Aug 14

    Duration:
    26 mins

    Available:
    5 days remaining

    How accessible is the British countryside? Sybil Ruscoe goes for a walk in Monmouthshire, meeting both farmers and ramblers along the way, to discuss the problems they encounter.

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  • 29 August 2014: Badger Trust conference, Coastal path, Quagga mussel

    Fri, 29 Aug 14

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Available:
    4 days remaining

    Is farming man's biggest mistake in history? And the Chief Vet of Wales and the Badger Trust share the stage today at the Trust's annual conference.

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  • 28 August 2014: Red squirrel disease, Rural broadband, Countryside access

    Thu, 28 Aug 14

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Available:
    3 days remaining

    A form of leprosy found in Scotland's red squirrels is a mystery to scientists. And unexploded ammunition near a footpath in Wiltshire.

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  • 27 August 2014: Badger cull, Hare coursing, Grain port

    Wed, 27 Aug 14

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Available:
    2 days remaining

    The number of badgers to be shot in this years cull has been cut from last year. And harvest nearing an end marks the start of the illegal hare coursing season.

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  • 26 August 2014: Farm fires, Ospreys, Dredging, Land access

    Tue, 26 Aug 14

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Available:
    1 day remaining

    2014 has been a particularly bad year for farm fires. New figures show that the amount they're costing the industry has risen by six million pounds over the last three years.

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