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Milk, Fly-grazing, Apprenticeships

The National Farmers' Union is in Brussels appealing for help over falling milk prices. With a volatile world market and the impact of the Russian import ban, farmers face further cuts in milk prices in October. The NFU would like to see an increase of Private Storage Aid from 6 months to 12 months as well as the EU buying intervention stocks.

Animal welfare charities are calling on the government to do more to tackle fly-grazing in England. That's when horses are kept on land without permission. World Horse Welfare is one of several organisations to launch a report highlighting the problems it causes for both the horses and the public. Later today, the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee will hear the concerns about fly-grazing, what's driving it and what can be done about it.

And Farming Today continues to look a farm education. Anna Hill visits apprentices on farms who are taking part in a scheme launched in East Anglia 18 months ago. The EDGE apprenticeship scheme has already placed 277 youngsters in farming and food industry jobs and is still looking to expand.

Presented by Anna Hill and produced by Lucy Bickerton.

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Wed 3 Sep 2014 05:45