iPlayer Radio What's New?
Image for 16/08/2013

Sorry, this episode is not currently available on BBC iPlayer Radio


13 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 16 August 2013

An organisation set up to protect workers from being exploited has criticised the suspended sentence given to a gangmaster who illegally supplied Filipino workers to dairy farms in the UK. He was given a 12 month suspended prison sentence and ordered to pay £45,000 in compensation - but the Gangmasters Licensing Authority claims the punishment does not send out a strong enough message.

Also on Farming Today, it's harvest time and the combines have been out in force this week. It's a time when farmers anxiously watch the weather, but at the moment they're also anxiously watching world grain prices which are heading in the wrong direction for arable farmers. Since last Christmas, they've fallen by 25 percent.

And we're at the Vale of Rydal Sheepdog Trials and Hound Show, as competing dogs are put through their paces.

Presented by Caz Graham. Produced by Anna Varle.



  1. Image for Farming Today

    Farming Today

    All rural life is here: daily news of food, farming, the countryside and the environment with…

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss