Late payments for environmental work on farms, Farm safety partnership, Beef exports to China
22,500 farmers are told they will now get their overdue payments for the Countryside Stewardship scheme, but some have had to wait 4 years.
22,500 farmers are told they will now get their overdue payments for the Countryside Stewardship scheme, but some have had to wait 4 years. We hear from the Rural Payments Agency and the National Farmers' Union.
This week we're looking at farm safety. It’s estimated that between 13,000 and 15,000 serious accidents take place on farms every year, and the majority involve cattle.
Corrine Mathias was injured by a cow on her farm in Powys during calving, and now she’s working with the Wales Farm Safety Partnership to warn others about the dangers.
A deal worth £230 million pounds has been signed to sell UK beef to China and the first shipments could reach Chinese diners by the end of the year. It's the first time China has allowed British beef into the country since they banned it in 1996 following the BSE crisis.
Presented by Anna Hill and produced by Beatrice Fenton.