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20/02/2012

Duration:
12 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 20 February 2012

Farmers in some parts of England have been battling through drought conditions for months and it's predicted it will only get worse. As the Government meets today with water companies, environmental groups and farmers - Caz Graham hears how the drought could push up the price of our weekly shop.

Every year hundreds of thousands of people are taken ill after coming into contact with Campylobacter. It is a bacteria most commonly found on poultry and is the number one cause of food poisoning in the UK. Researchers in Scotland are now trying to breed chickens which are genetically resistant to the bug.

And do you know your Midland Bullock from your Lancashire & Westmorland?
They are both names for two different styles of British hedge. This is one of the busiest times of year for farmers and professional hedge layers to get their ash, larch or hazel hedges in order. Caz gets a lesson in the rural craft in the Lake District.

This programme is presented by Caz Graham and produced in Birmingham by Angela Frain.

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