Farming Today

Farming Today

Por BBC
En Radio 4 BBC

27/02/21: Farming Today This Week: Trawling, Fly-tipping, Locusts

This week Caz Graham looks at trawler fishing and how it's being affected by Brexit and the Coronavirus pandemic....

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26/02/02 Distant waters fishing fleet and quotas, river rubbish, Farmer Time.

The owners of a Hull-based trawler, which catches about 1 in 10 of every fish we buy from the chippy, warn they will...

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25/02/21: Fly-tipping, Pulse Trawling, International Trade

Official Government figures suggest fly-tipping in England in on the increase - there has been a 2% rise in the...

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24/02/2021

The latest news about food, farming and the countryside.

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23/02/21 - George Eustice on shellfish, flower pickers, on farm diversification and the future of farm payments

Ahead of his speech at the National Farmers Union Conference - this year hosted virtually - the DEFRA Secretary,...

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22/02/21: Horticulture trade; Trawling; Rural Crime

As MPs prepare to debate the ongoing issues affecting trade between Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the...

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20/02/21 Farming Today This Week: Carbon offsetting, foot and mouth anniversary, rural services

Firms looking to offset their carbon emissions usually talk about planting trees, so the news that Microsoft is using...

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19/02/21: Rural home care; 20 years since Foot & Mouth; Neonic derogation

Farming Today has learned that some home care providers are pulling out of offering services in rural areas - because...

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18/02/21: Xylella disease, Loneliness and connectivity, Tractor loans

Plant importers tell Caz Graham they are concerned new restrictions to stop the spread of Xylella could impact on...

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17/02/21: Growers levy ballot, NI Cattle, Rural buses, Soggy Beet

An alleged reinterpretation of the results of a ballot on whether horticulture farmers should keep paying a statutory...

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16/01/21: Farmed Fish Slaughter; Mental Health; Rural Services

There are calls for new regulations to protect the welfare of farmed fish during slaughter, following secret filming...

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15/02/21 Carbon credits for farming beef, rural services under the pandemic

Farmers could earn money by using intensive grazing systems to improve their soils and capture carbon. Microsoft has...

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13/02/21 Farming Today This Week: Pigs getting too fat, shellfish in trouble, animal welfare, lambing diary

British pigs are getting too fat, and that’s not a good thing. Export delays caused by Brexit and staff...

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12/02/21 Shellfish fund for fishermen, Scottish taskforce on seafood exports, stunning pigs with CO2.

The government’s 23 million pound fund to help fishermen has opened. It's meant to support businesses whose...

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10/02/21 Potential of peat, spinach emails, culling male chicks

The potential of peat as a carbon sink and conservation habitat is being ignored by the government, according to the...

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11/02/2021

The latest news about food, farming and the countryside.

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09/02/21 Report demands more funding for natural flood defences, farrowing crates, farm in a box

A report by MPs accuses the government of failing to set targets for preventing flooding and demands more funding for...

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08/02/2021 - Fish taskforce, fish re-branding and animal welfare.

An announcement is expected imminently on the details of the Government’s Taskforce to tackle the ongoing...

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06/02/21 Farming Today This Week: Goat Zoom, questions about Red Tractor, farm workers post-Brexit, agro-ecology

Today we debate the point of farm assurance schemes, discuss finding staff for dairy farms, and hear how a Lancashire...

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05/02/21 - Tomato sensors, land-sharing, holistic grazing and Nitrate Vulnerable Zones

Tomato growers can lose some of their crop to Blossom End Rot and splitting - both caused by problems with water flow...

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