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Biofuels, Lambing and Somerset Levels

Farmers are defending biofuels, after a leaked draft report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change appeared to criticise them for contributing to global warming. Although a further leaked copy of the report appears to have dropped the criticism. The final version of the report is due next week. Farming Today speaks to the BBC Environment Correspondent Matt McGrath who is in Yokohama in Japan. It's believed that the impact of climate change on crop yield over the next century will also feature within the final report.

Farming Today hears from the new flood recovery coordinators on the Somerset Levels. Their role is to help oversee the clear-up operation and advise farmers over the next year. This comes as dredging is expected to start on the River Parrett next week.

And one year from the freak Spring snow, Farming Today catches up with one of the sheep farmers who was badly affected. Farming Today's Anna Jones visits her father, Tony, to help him in the lambing shed as they reflect on the situation last year.

Presented by Charlotte Smith and produced by Lucy Bickerton.

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13 minutes

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Fri 28 Mar 2014 05:45