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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

Livestock-worrying, Sugar sector, Small farms

2/23/2018
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The police want more powers to tackle dog attacks on livestock. A report from the National Police Chiefs Council says dog owners should take more responsibility - but that a complete overhaul of what it calls the "outdated and sometimes ineffective rules surrounding livestock worrying" is also needed. Five rural forces have analysed their figures on dog attacks over the past four years. They found 1,705 recorded incidents of livestock worrying, with nearly 2,000 animals killed and 1,600...

Duration:00:13:33

International trade, Market garden, NFU presidential election

2/22/2018
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With just over 12 months to go until the UK leaves the European Union, there's increasing pressure on the government to secure the best possible trade deal for British food producers. At the NFU conference in Birmingham, farmers have been asking detailed questions about how future international trade might work. Emma Campbell gets some insight from the UK's Ambassador to the World Trade Organisation, Julian Braithwaite; while Anna Hill speaks to Shanker Singham from the Legatum Institute - a...

Duration:00:13:26

Welsh Fishing; Forestry Students; Rural Romance

2/20/2018
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Wales's commercial fishing industry risks being left behind in Brexit talks, because of its unique needs - according to a new report, commissioned by the Welsh Government. It says that while the priority for fisheries in the rest of the UK is greater control over seas and quotas, what the Welsh fleet needs most is easy access to EU markets. Continuing Farming Today's week-long look at forestry, we meet students learning woodland management at the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester....

Duration:00:13:36

20/02/2018

2/20/2018
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The latest news about food, farming and the countryside.

Duration:00:13:08

Government TB strategy, Ammonia emissions on farms

2/19/2018
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The farming minister George Eustice has announced that there will be a review of the government's 25 year strategy to eliminate tuberculosis in cattle. Sybil Ruscoe asks him why a review is needed, and what it's likely to mean for the controversial badger cull. While air pollution levels are decreasing, farming is the one industry where the figures are going in the wrong direction. The level of ammonia emissions from farms has risen, partly as a result of larger indoor dairy herds. Ammonia...

Duration:00:11:33

Farmng Today This Week - Forestry

2/17/2018
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Sybil Ruscoe heads out into the glorious woods at Lydney Park Estate in the Forest of Dean, as Farming Today concludes its focus on forestry - from trees on farms, to the health of planting projects. She meets Head Forester Chris Waskett, to discuss the site and forestry more broadly in Britain today; before visiting the on-site sawmill to find out about booming demand for timber. Meanwhile Richard Greenhouse from the Forestry Commission talks about the state of woodland in the UK today;...

Duration:00:25:02

Labour Animal Welfare Manifesto, River Severn Salmon, Agroforestry

2/15/2018
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The Labour party has published a new fifty-point manifesto for animal welfare. It includes a review of so-called "mega-farms" and a ban on farrowing crates and all caged hens. Sybil Ruscoe asks Labour's Defra Shadow Secretary of State, Sue Hayman, how it would work. A traditional fisherman has won his fight for compensation after the Environment Agency drastically cut the number of fish he's allowed to catch. Nigel Mott has been catching salmon using a 'putcher rank' with conical baskets...

Duration:00:13:43

Farming Today This Week: Farming in Scotland

8/19/2017
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Farming Today This Week's summer series, shining a light on food and farming practices in different regions of the UK, finishes up in Scotland - more specifically, at the bustling Lairg lamb sale. Nancy Nicolson soaks up the atmosphere and chats to auctioneer David Leggat, who's sold lambs at the site for decades, about the current market for sheep farmers and buyers; John Fyall, chair of the National Sheep Association in Scotland about industry's dependence on European markets and recent...

Duration:00:24:52