The Autumn Statement, Food Price Rises and Cider-making
The latest news about food, farming and the countryside, presented by Anna Hill. What does the Autumn Statement mean for British farmers?
The Chancellor of the Exchequer has outlined the future for the British economy, but how much of his autumn statement will benefit farming and rural business? The Conservative MP for Wells, James Heappey claims the measures are too 'city-centric'. Now that winter is making its presence felt across the UK, livestock farmers are making sure their animals don't suffer too badly from the drop in temperatures and inclement weather conditions. One dairyman in the Northwest of England has come up with a unique way of keeping his calves warm. As former Sainsbury's CEO Justin King warns of supermarket price rises, Anna Hill finds out how likely the prediction will be. Although cider is considered a summer drink, English producers are at their busiest in their mills and cider works as autumn turns to winter.
Presented by Anna Hill and produced by Trish Campbell.