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14 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 03 July 2012

Drought in the USA is sending wheat futures soaring. Good news for UK farmers but will it lead to higher bread prices? Scottish forestry is going through something of a boom, with last year's timber harvest the biggest on record. However, foresters predict that a lack of trees planted at the right time could mean a shortage of timber in 25 years time. No shortage of trees, though, at the project to restore the Caledonian Forest which has just planted its millionth sapling. And, a new vaccine for Schmallenberg disease has been developed.

Presenter: Anna Hill
Producer: Sarah Swadling.


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