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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              • 29 May 15 Truss, Chicken, T-tip

                Fri, 29 May 15

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                Secretary of State for the environment Elizabeth Truss says we need to grow more, buy more and sell more British Food.MEPs on the International Trade committee have given the thumbs up to a draft version of the controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership - better known as the TTIP. 73% of fresh chickens being sold in supermarkets across the UK are contaminated with campylobacter. That's according to the latest results from the Food Standards Agency. They tells Farming Today that despite rising levels of campylobacter,they're confident that figures will fall over the next 12 months. Presenter Sybil Ruscoe. Producer Ruth Sanderson

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              • 28 May 15 The cost of litter in the countryside

                Thu, 28 May 15

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                The cost of litter in the countryside - a farmer from Kent tells us how a broken bottle lost him a contract worth thousands of pounds. Scottish food exports are at a record high. They've broken through the £1.1 billion pound barrier for the fisrt time in 2014. And, how agricultural shows can help rural business start ups meet new customers. Presented by Sybil Ruscoe and produced by Sarah Swadling.

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              • 27 May 2015: Imminent Moves to Scrap the Hunting Bill?

                Wed, 27 May 15

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                With the State Opening of Parliament, are moves to scrap the hunting bill imminent? The Control of Horses Act for England came into force yesterday to help combat the problem of fly grazing. More from the big agricultural shows this half term.

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              • 23 May 2015: Farm innovation

                Tue, 26 May 15

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                Anna Hill asks whether farmers and researchers can speak the same language. Visiting Lye Cross Farm in Somerset she hears about their experience of working alongside scientists.

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              • 26 May 15: Fracking

                Tue, 26 May 15

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                The first application for fracking in North Yorkshire is submitted. The company Third Energy wants to drill for shale gas under an area of Ryedale.

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              • 25 May 2015: Flower Confetti

                Mon, 25 May 15

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                The Bubb family from Shropshire grow potatoes and petals. Their biodegradable wedding confetti business began when their granny sold dried flowers at a Women's Institute market. It's now a big business and the Bubbs grow delphiniums, cornflowers and marigolds alongside the Maris Pipers. Wake up and smell the roses!

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