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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, Farming Today goes out every weekday on Radio 4 at 0545 (14 minutes)and at 0630 on Saturdays (25 minutes).
||Farming: 25 May 2015: Flower Confetti||The Bubb family from Shropshire grow potatoes and petals. Their biodegradable wedding confetti business began when their granny sold dried flowers at a Women's Institute market. It's now a big business and the Bubbs grow delphiniums, cornflowers and...||5/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Farming: 21 May 2015: Farm innovation, Lave net fishing, RPA deadlines||The Environment Agency has set new quotas for the number of fish which 'lave net' fishermen can catch. Critics claim the new rules threaten an ancient way of life....||5/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Farming: 22 May 15: Dairy Cooperative||The UK's first Dairy Producer Organisation - a kind of farmers cooperative - has been launched. Dairy Crest Direct will be able to negotiate on behalf of its 1,000 farmers...||5/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Farming: 20 May 2015: Hen Harrier Row, Farming Inventions, British Lamb's Lettuce||Gamekeepers and conservationists are at war over the endangered Hen Harrier. The RSPB suspect foul play as three male birds have disappeared....||5/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Farming: 16 May 15 Uplands Farming||What's it like to farm in the UK's uplands? This programme explores the challenges farmers face, and the arguments for and against rearing sheep on the hills. The presenter is Sybil Ruscoe...||5/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Farming: 19 May 2015: Qualifications, technology potatoes, China and Ireland||Farming schools fear for their future as agricultural qualifications are downgraded. Anna Hill visits a Norfolk potato farmers who is working with the John Innes centre to try and find a way to stop potatoes sprouting when they are being stored....||5/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
Informative and Enjoyable
The format is smart, the information relvant and interesting. Perhaps the best "integrated" general purpose ag news cast I have found. Although I am not a Brit, the global ag ulility is good.
This is not an exciting podcast. No music. No give-aways. No comedians. This is an informative podcast covering issues facing British farmers. I'm not from the U.K., but I like to listen to their problems and solutions. It gives a broad look at agricultural issues, from the farmer, the shopper, the environmentalist, the legislator. I love listening.
This is a fun podcast
I listen to this all the time. The stories are interesting, even to someone here in the US. Also helps me understand Britain better.