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)

  • FTTW: 26 July 2014: Border Union Show

    Mon, 28 Jul 14

    Duration:
    12 mins

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    7 days remaining

    Caz Graham is at the Border Union Show in Kelso to explore how farming faring in the 4 corners of the UK

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  • 28 July 2014: Harvest, New Zealand lamb

    Mon, 28 Jul 14

    Duration:
    12 mins

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    7 days remaining

    Harvest is in full swing and although early reports suggest good grain yields, farmers will face a price drop for the crops they're bringing in from the fields.

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

    Fri, 25 Jul 14

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Available:
    4 days remaining

    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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    3 days remaining

    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

    Duration:
    14 mins

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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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