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Long-term consequences of the heatwave, pullet farming, agricultural pollution in Scottish rivers

The latest news about food, farming and the countryside. The programme looks into the long-term consequences of extreme heat and water shortages on UK farming.

This summer's heatwave is more than just a flash in the pan for farmers. We look into the long term consequences of extreme heat and water shortages on UK farming.
We hear from a root vegetable grower who says it'll be Christmas before he knows just how badly this drought has hit his crops.

As the free range egg sector grows, a Yorkshire poultry farmer has a business rearing hens to cope with modern, multi-tier laying houses.

This week we're looking at rivers on Farming Today. Nancy Nicolson speaks to the Scottish Environment Protection Agency about how they are working with farmers to tackle agricultural run-off pollution.

Presented by Caz Graham and produced by Beatrice Fenton.

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