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18/01/24 Government is too slow on its environmental ambitions, says OEP report; LAMMA Show

The Government is doing too little, too slowly, to meet its own environmental ambitions and statutory commitments, according to a report published today. We hear from the Office for Environmental Prot

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16/01/24 No reason to subsidise agriculture? Cuts to woodland creation in Scotland. Methane

A member of the Welsh Senedd Mike Hedges suggests that subsidies for farmers could be used elsewhere. We hear reaction from farmers.The Scottish Government's admitted it won't be able to plant enough

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15/01/2024 Cost of flooding, bluetongue meeting, machinery week

The floodwater may have receded from much of the countryside - but now farmers are counting the cost. Over the past few months its been wet - and farmers across the country have been telling us what t

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13/01/24 German farmer protests; Fairness in supply chain; Soy and insects in animal feed;

Farmers in Germany have been protesting about plans to cut subsidies on diesel. The cuts were introduced to fix a budget row after the German's government's budget was ruled illegal. The proposal has

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Farm-to-fork education for elementary students

“Society has gotten so far disconnected from where their food comes from, that if we can begin with the students, start with children, teaching them how to grow food, they will be much more interested

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12/01/24 Footpaths; Soy in animal feed; Three generations of female farmers.

Walkers in England and Wales are being blocked or obstructed in nearly 32,000 places - and face what access campaigners call 'a shocking and growing abuse and neglect of footpaths'. A BBC investigatio

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11/01/24 Insects for animal feed and the scientists behind the research

Behind the scenes at the Food and Environment Research Agency or FERA where scientists are researching ways of using insects as an alternative source of protein in animal feed. We find out what the cu

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09/01/2024 Managing flood water; Starlings and animal feed; The cost of cheap food

As farmers contemplate thousands of hectares under water, the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology reports that Autumn rainfall, between September and November for the UK last year was 22% above averag

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The latest news about food, farming and the countryside

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When a library includes a teaching kitchen, community connections multiply

“When you think of literacy and you think of what does that mean and what are all the parts of it– think about reading a recipe. Think about measuring the ingredients. Think about learning how to cook

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05/01/24 Oxford farming conferences: politics and agri-spin

From the Oxford Farming Conference, we hear from the Environment Secretary and his Labour shadow on food and farming in England.And from the Oxford Real Farming Conference, how big ag influences food

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04/01/23 Oxford farming conferences: diversity and food supply chains

On the first day of the Oxford Farming Conference and the Oxford Real Farming Conference, we talk about problems in the food supply chain and diversity in by Charlotte Smith and prod

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03/01/24 Blind farmer; Wet weather; New rules on bottling wine; Upland farmers.

The Oxford Real Farming Conference and the Oxford Farming Conference take place this week. They attract hundreds of people, connected to farming, conservation and rural policy-making. This year, the O

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02/01/24 Girls studying agriculture, Decarbonising pork production, Tweed

Labour shortages have long been a problem for agricultural businesses, but there may be some light at the end of the tunnel - with an unexpected rise in the number of teenage girls opting for farming

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30/12/2023 The Pull of the Plough

The art of ploughing the land and keeping a straight furrow has been a way of life in the British Isles for thousands of years, so much so that ploughing terms have become embedded in our language and

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Make pizza like a pro–at home

“Double zero refers to the fineness of the grind–so it’s super fine because of that designation, which also helps make it be as smooth and glutenous as possible in the final dough. I buy it in these 5

rare white deer
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29/12/2023 - Rare White Deer

Deer specialist John Fletcher and his wife Nichola reflect on a life spent trying to educate the public on the merits of venison. Now working with a breeding herd of rare white-coloured red deer, they

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28/12/2023 Middleton North. From 2023 to 1805.

Charlotte and Charlie Bennett are on a mission. Over the last four years they’ve been converting their ancient estate in Northumberland to how it would have been farmed in 1805. It’s all thanks to a l

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27/12/2023 The Welsh Grand National

The Welsh Grand National is one of the biggest dates in the racing calendar and a favourite with those in rural communities. Many of its winners have gone on to success in the Aintree Grand National a

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26/12/2023 - The Rainforest Barge

Saving the rainforest is great in principle - but what if to do it, you face driving a 10-mile road through the very forest you're trying to save? That was the dilemma facing at Loch

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25/12/23 - Christmas Trees

This year about eight million real Christmas trees have been sold in the UK. It’s impossible to imagine the festive season without the sight of a handsome Nordmann Fir or Norway Spruce covered in shin

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23/12/23 Farming Today This Week: Welsh and Scottish rural budget cuts, Dental deserts, Agr

Rural affairs budgets for next year are being cut by both the Scottish and Welsh governments. In Wales spending will fall by around 10% in comparison with this year's budget, while in Scotland agricul

winter holiday foods
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Winter holiday foods

“I love cookies. They’re hands-on, there’s a lot of technique involved in them, they’re really fun and easy to do with kids, they bake perfect for gift giving any time of year, and the

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21/12/23 Cuts to agriculture budgets in Scotland and Wales, The Archers' comedy night, Oper

Rural affairs budgets for next year are being cut by both the Scottish and Welsh governments. In Wales spending will fall by around 10% in comparison with this year's budget, while in Scotland agricul

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20/12/23 Rural dentists, swede harvest, mistletoe auction

The Nuffield Trust has published a damning report saying that NHS dentistry was in 'perilous decline' across England, particularly in rural and coastal areas, with many people struggling to enrol with

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18/12/23 Welsh magpie row, Christmas farm experience, review into fresh produce sector

Come the new year, it'll be an offence for farmers in Wales to kill or take a magpie. The change in the rules has been introduced after the bird moved onto the amber list of endangered birds, meaning

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16/12/23 Farming Today This Week: Dartmoor review; Community deer stalking; Rare breeds; Dr

An independent review has told Natural England it needs to completely change the way it engages with farmers on Dartmoor. It also says more cattle are needed for conservation grazing to help tackle

making local food system that works for everyone
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Making a local food system that works for everyone

“And that’s why we call it a food value chain.You know, it’s a supply chain but it’s based on the values that you have as far as how the land is treated, how people are treated, what kind of nutrition

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15/12/2023 Farmers' concerns over 30by30, community deer stalking, rare Welsh pigs

The Government launches its plan to protect 30% of land in England for the environment by 2030, but the NFU is concerned about the impact on farmers.A community deer-stalking scheme in Scotland could

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14/12/2023 Dartmoor review; Winter veg; Small abattoir fund; Rare breeds farm

The government's published an independent review into the management of protected sites on Dartmoor. Earlier this year, there was an almost complete breakdown in the relationship between farmers and c

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13/12/23 Food and farming at COP28; Ecology out of kilter; Suffolk Punch horses

For the first time, agriculture and its impact on climate change, was on the official agenda at the COP28 Summit in Dubai, which has just ended. While much of the debate about the final statement from

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12/12/23 Bluetongue; Treetop nematodes; Rare breed sheep

The floodwater may have receded from much of the countryside - but now farmers are counting the cost. Over the past few months its been wet - and farmers across the country have been telling us what t3


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