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12 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 06 August 2012

American farmers say livestock numbers will have to fall as the cost of animal feed continues to rise due to the worst drought in decades.

Meanwhile livestock farmers in the UK,say their cost of production is unsustainable and they need to make more money from their end product.

Shadow Secretary of the Environment Mary Creagh tells Caz Graham the Government should introduce legislation to try and help the livestock industry.

And why reduced numbers of insects this year could have a damaging effect on fruit and crops. Emma Weatherill investigates how the cold, wet summer has affected the food chain and pollinators.

This programme was presented by Caz Graham and produced in Birmingham by Ruth Sanderson.



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