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Badger cull, Women in agriculture, Angling

Badger culls will not now go ahead in Derbyshire while Defra looks into the relationship between vaccinating badgers in the area and running a cull.

Badger culls will not now go ahead in Derbyshire - the licence application has been turned down while DEFRA looks into the relationship between vaccinating badgers in the area and running a cull. The annual badger cull - which is thought to be underway in other areas of the country - is part of the Government's strategy to control TB in cattle, a disease which costs around £100m year. Culling remains controversial and a group of vets and scientists say it isn't being monitored properly and that the Government's own figures show it isn't working. They've written to Natural England - which oversees the cull - to demand that it’s stopped, Charlotte asks one of the signatories to explain their reasoning.

Ten years ago the Welsh Government’s Farming Connect programme set up its first ever Women in Agriculture forum with the aim of encouraging female farmers to network with each other. A decade on hundreds of women have attended various events including a 10th anniversary celebration earlier this year, Farming Today hears from one of the participants.

And for many years it was claimed as the country's biggest participation sport – is angling doing enough to attract a new generation to the river bank?

Presented by Charlotte Smith

Produced by Alun Beach.

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