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14 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 19 April 2012

Charlotte Smith hears British producers are warning changes in European Welfare rules will drive up the price of pork. But how much more humane are the new regulations? Sarah Swadling compares British pig standards with Per Lauresen's farm in Northern Jutland, Denmark.

Whilst some home-grown crops could be up to three weeks earlier than expected, Farming Today asks whether this produce will be appearing on UK supermarket shelves. Louise Welsh from Morrison's explains how flexible supermarket contracts can be when the weather changes what's available and when.

And Ruth Sanderson visits dairy farmer Gareth Grey in county Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, to hear how he's preparing for his first Open Farm Sunday.

Presented by Charlotte Smith. Produced by Clare Freeman in Birmingham.



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