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15 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 24 May 2011

North and South - two farmers, one in Scotland and the other in England assess the dry weather's affect on crops. The Scottish farmer describes the warm weather as almost perfect for his lambs whilst a veggie grower in Worcestershire worries about his harvest. Rainfall in South East England has been below average for 13 out of the last 16 months.

Also on the programme, calls for newly qualified drivers to be taught how to drive safely on rural roads. The Institute of Advanced Motorists says in 2009, almost two thirds of all fatal accidents happen on routes through the countryside. And continuing Farming Today's look at food waste on farms - our reporter visits a cattle farm Redditch to see what is being done on site to reduce losses.

Presented by Anna Hill. Produced by Angela Frain.



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