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)

  • 19 August 2014: Modern slavery, Young vets, New trees

    Tue, 19 Aug 14

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Available:
    7 days remaining

    It's estimated that 20,000 people may be working as slaves in the UK today. A new TV advert aims to tackle the problem, and agriculture is one of the industries it focuses on. Sybil Ruscoe asks what farmers and food producers can do to make sure they don't inadvertently collude in employing people who are being exploited.

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  • 18 August 2014: Dog thefts, Peat bogs, Rural tourism

    Mon, 18 Aug 14

    Duration:
    12 mins

    Available:
    6 days remaining

    Figures show the number of dog thefts is on the up, with working animals being stolen to order. What can dog owners do to protect themselves and their animals from the thieves?

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  • FTTW: 16 August 2014: Under the Land

    Sat, 16 Aug 14

    Duration:
    25 mins

    Available:
    4 days remaining

    From gas to gold, coal to buried treasure, who owns - or has a right to - the valuable assets beneath our farmland?

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  • 15 August 2014: Russian export ban, Lairg sheep sale, Tree of the Year

    Fri, 15 Aug 14

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Available:
    3 days remaining

    What effect is the political fall-out between Russia and the West having on food producers in the UK? Sybil Ruscoe finds out.

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  • 14 August 2014: GM Flies, Fish discards, Gold-mining

    Thu, 14 Aug 14

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Available:
    2 days remaining

    Sybil Ruscoe finds out how genetically modified fruit flies could offer an alternative to pesticides on some fruit crops.

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  • 13 August 2014: Food Standards Agency Strike, Buried Treasure

    Wed, 13 Aug 14

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Available:
    1 day remaining

    Meat hygiene inspectors and vets may walk out of abattoirs and meat processing plants across Britain after voting to go on strike. How might it hit the meat trade?

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