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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  • 24 Oct 2014: Pumpkin harvest; Environment Agency on slurry; First Aid for Farmers

    Fri, 24 Oct 14

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Available:
    6 days remaining

    Will there be a pumpkin shortage at Halloween next week? We hear from a grower in Lincolnshire who describes up to 40% of the crop is rotting in the fields around Spalding.

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  • 23 Oct 2014: Farmland birds, environmental stewardship, beetroot harvest

    Thu, 23 Oct 14

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Available:
    5 days remaining

    The annual count of farmland birds is expected to show another decline when it's published by Defra later this morning. And a huge beetroot harvest, but falling demand.

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  • 22 Oct 2014: Buy British Milk; Manure Bedding; Grey Squirrels

    Wed, 22 Oct 14

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Available:
    3 days remaining

    Anna Hill has the latest on milk prices, she finds out about the use of manure as a new bedding for cattle, and the attempts by woodland owners to deal with grey squirrels.

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  • 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

    Available:
    2 days remaining

    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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