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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  • 25 July 2014: Scottish referendum, African Swine flu, apricots

    Fri, 25 Jul 14

    Duration:
    14 mins

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    Pig industry fear over the spread of African Swine Fever in Europe and how to do business when your farm straddles two countries.

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  • 24 July 2014: TB in badgers, Sugar beet, Crofting and Raspberries

    Thu, 24 Jul 14

    Duration:
    14 mins

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    Initial findings from a study at the University of Liverpool show that TB could be more widespread in badgers in Cheshire than previoulsy thought.

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  • 23 July 2014: Ragwort, Raw Milk, Mussels on the Fal, Welsh Farming Scholarship.

    Wed, 23 Jul 14

    Duration:
    14 mins

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    A deadly threat to horses or a vital moth habitat? A new survey maps the plant Ragwort. Vending machine sales of raw milk could be allowed in the future, in English shops.

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  • 22 July 2014: Elisabeth Truss, Farmer Protest & Royal Welsh Show

    Tue, 22 Jul 14

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    Does the new Secretary of State for Defra know the price of a pint of milk? And an NFU protest at this years Royal Welsh Show.

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  • 17 July 2014: BVA, organic retail, biodiversity

    Mon, 21 Jul 14

    Duration:
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    Vets criticise the government as TB testing is put out to tender, the British Vetinary Association is concerned it will break the relationship between vet and farmer

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  • 21 July 2014: Farming the 4 Corners of the UK

    Mon, 21 Jul 14

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    12 mins

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    How is farming faring the four corners of the UK? It's a time of significant change in agriculture. This month has seen a double ministerial reshuffle, with new appointments in both England and Wales. Meanwhile, the finer details of reforms to the Common Agricultural Policy are still being worked out. Following the devolution of agriculture in 1998 there are different rules in different parts of the UK. Farming Today hears from spokesmen from all four of the main farming unions.

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  • FTTW: 19 July 2014: Organic farming

    Sat, 19 Jul 14

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    25 mins

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    The Prince of Wales vistis an organic farm in Wiltshire. It rounds off a positive week for organic farming. Research published this week in the British Journal of Nutrition suggests that organic crops contain higher levels of some antioxidants than conventionally grown crops. The study has put a spring in the step of organic farmers, recovering after a slowdown in consumer spending during the recession. Farming Today This Week meets growers from around the country who believe that organic is bouncing back.

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