Farmers struggling to recruite migrant workers, New NFUS President, Wild boar in Forest of Dean
UK farmers struggling to recruit migrant workers are offering improved accommodation - plush caravans and BBQs. Linsey Smith meets Lincolnshire farmers upping their offer.
UK farmers struggling to recruit migrant workers are offering improved accommodation, such as plush caravans and BBQs. Linsey Smith meets the Lincolnshire farmers who're upping their offer in order to entice the dwindling numbers to work on their farms.
Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has announced that she's setting up an expert group to look at farm support after Brexit. NFU Scotland has just appointed their new President, Andrew McCornick, who farms in Dumfries - and it might be a bit of a baptism of fire. He joined me from the NFUS conference. I asked him how confident he is that Scottish farmers will get their voice heard.
As Brexit approaches, British farmers and food producers are considering the potential for our exports and the threat of more imports. It's something we're looking at all this week on Farming Today. Even some comparatively small nations have managed to find a significant place on the world market for their food, as illustrated by farmers in Tanzania. They've teamed up with a not-for-profit foundation, funded by a multi-national trading company, to supply goods to the Americas, Asia and Europe: including the UK. Our reporter Anna Jones has been traveling through East Africa on her Nuffield Scholarship. She joined the foundation's boss Poorva Pandya, and her field work team, in a remote region of Tanzania.
Presented by Anna Hill and produced by Mark Smalley.