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All rural life is here: daily news of food, farming, the countryside and the environment with analysis and context from the BBC's experts in the field. Presented by Anna Hill and Charlotte Smith.

All rural life is here: daily news of food, farming, the countryside and the environment with analysis and context from the BBC's experts in the field. Presented by Anna Hill and Charlotte Smith.
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London, United Kingdom

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BBC

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All rural life is here: daily news of food, farming, the countryside and the environment with analysis and context from the BBC's experts in the field. Presented by Anna Hill and Charlotte Smith.

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English


Episodes

No-deal Brexit and the Environment, high-tech slurry, photorespiratory shortcut, cannabis farming

1/23/2019
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Friends of the Earth claim a no-deal Brexit will leave the UK without the environmental rules to protect vulnerable sites, and nobody to enforce the rules that exit. Planning permission's been granted for a 7.5 acre glasshouse to grow medicinal cannabis in Wiltshire. It is now legal in the UK for specialist doctors to prescribe cannabis-based medicines. Researchers at the University of Illinois have found a way around the problem of photosynthesis, and they believe this could boost crop...

Duration:00:13:49

Scrutiny of Fisheries Bill, big machinery, potato trial

1/22/2019
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As the Fisheries Bill makes its way through the House of Commons, an investigation by MPs says it's short on detail and recommends an independent advisory body is put in place. We hear reaction from the National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations. This week we're talking about the future of agricultural technology. Earlier this month the newest and shiniest bits of kit were all gathered together under one roof at farm machinery show, Lamma 2019. A three year farm trial run by the...

Duration:00:13:37

Meat-free report slammed, wool revival, agri-tech

1/21/2019
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Food writer says report from the EAT Lancet Commission, telling us to eat less meat, is dangerous to health. Joanna Blythman says farmers and food producers should have been involved. How data and artificial intelligence will change farming. Sheep farming family in Kent revive the fortunes of wool on the Romney Marsh.

Duration:00:11:41

Veganism & Farming

1/19/2019
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Veganism can be a polarising topic. With this year's 'Veganuary' campaign firmly underway, Charlotte Smith visits a dairy farm in South Wales, to find out whether it's possible for vegans and farmers to have constructive conversations around such an emotive subject. Abi Reader is a third generation dairy farmer, Vice Chair of the NFU Cymru Milk Board, sits on the Wales Animal Health and Welfare Framework Group and is Chair of Cattle Health Certification Standards. Tony Wardle is associate...

Duration:00:25:09

The environmental impact of veganism, Monitoring ammonia on farms, Train drivers hitting livestock

1/18/2019
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Caz Graham concludes a week of programmes about veganism with a debate about the the environmental impact of different foods. We join a train driver on a rural line in Scotland, and find out what happens when livestock get onto the tracks. And can technology designed for use in space help farmers reduce their ammonia emissions? Presented by Caz Graham. Produced by Heather Simons.

Duration:00:13:47

Uncertainty over Brexit, the impact of climate change on our oceans and Welsh livestock farmers talk veganism

1/17/2019
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Anna Hill speaks to farmers in the UK and the EU to gauge their response to the latest political wranglings over Brexit. What does all the uncertainty mean for them? We hear how climate change is one of the biggest threats facing our oceans and the marine life they contain. And will a room of Welsh livestock farmers give vegan sausage rolls a try? We find out! Presented by Anna Hill. Produced by Heather Simons.

Duration:00:13:35

Food and farming reactions to the Brexit withdrawal agreement vote

1/16/2019
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Charlotte Smith invites an array of food and farming industry experts to share their take on the outcome of last night's parliamentary vote, on Theresa May's EU withdrawal agreement: Minette Batters is a Wiltshire beef farmer and president of the National Farmers Union - which supported Mrs May's proposal and has warned that a no-deal scenario would have a devastating impact on farmers. On the other side of the fence, Conservative MP and former environment secretary Owen Paterson - who was...

Duration:00:13:34

The Brexit vote, Migrant labour, A warm January, A vegan on a sheep farm.

1/15/2019
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When a vegan blogger visited a sheep farm, she didn't expect to fall in love with the farmer. Farming Today presenter, Anna Hill, meets the couple and learns how they find common ground in the debate. Ahead of the Brexit vote in Parliament over the Prime Minister's withdrawal agreement, we look at the consequences for farmers whatever the outcome. We visit a crab meat factory in Devon, where a shortage of migrant workers has led them to outsource some processing to East Asia. And, recent...

Duration:00:13:41

Veganuary, A spot of psychology, Clean Air Strategy

1/14/2019
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Following a plant based diet is a growing trend and increasingly, a business opportunity for UK food producers - with consumers thinking harder about when, why and what they eat... This month has been declared 'Veganury', and all this week we'll be talking about veganism's impact on public perceptions of food and farming - and considering whether it's possible for the opposing sides to have constructive conversations. Charlotte starts the week by talking to Dr Carys Bennett, from the...

Duration:00:11:36