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09/07/2010

Duration:
15 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 09 July 2010

Charlotte Smith hears that The Welsh Assembly Government will invest £2 million in rural broadband. The Country Land and Business Association say that isn't enough to make a real difference, and that broadband should be a legal right.

A couple of years ago the pig industry was in trouble - each pig slaughtered lost the farmer £11. This year Farming Today is learning first hand if you can make money from pigs, following 11 animals from birth to slaughter. Today the National Pig Association tells Charlotte Smith the pig industry is outperforming most other areas of farming.

And community-led growing projects have seen a surge. The Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens has seen its membership rise by nearly fifty per cent in two years. A visit to the Wyre Community Land Trust in Worcestershire illustrates the attraction of farming with your neighbours.

Presented by Charlotte Smith. Produced by Melvin Rickarby.

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