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08/05/21 Farming Today This Week

The UK potato mountain, the EU’s latest move on gene editing, and we get a robot to do the weeding.

We hear about the UK’s potato mountain: more than 20% of last year’s crop is still in storage on farms, as the pandemic and Brexit continue to affect sales.
The Department of Work and Pensions is working with the National Farmers Union to match up unemployed people with jobs on farms. We speak to Employment Minister, Mims Davies, about how it will work.
We discuss the EU's latest move on gene editing, and take at look at farm machinery, from robotic weeders to home made kit.
And how a Belgian farmer accidentally redrew his country’s border with France.

Presented by Charlotte Smith and produced by Beatrice Fenton.

25 minutes


  • Sat 8 May 2021 06:30