Sunday, February 17th, 2019
An update on the fight against hare coursers. Plus, the weather, literally, where you are...as Sean looks at the new technology that can forecast conditions for the tiniest plot of land!
Sunday, February 10th, 2019
We look at the German company take-over of a farming giant - was it 66 billion dollars well spent? Plus, the company - set up to deal with Post-War farming - that's now working on solutions for the industry, Post-Brexit.
Sunday, February 3rd, 2019
Sean hears of new research into dreaded blackgrass. Can it help get rid of the weed from our fields?
Sunday, January 27th, 2019
We focus on keeping our water clean of chemicals, with the use of so-called ‘biobeds'. Plus, an update on the Sugar Beet campaign.
Sunday, January 20th, 2019
Sean explores whether there is post-Brexit money to made from so-called No-Till Farming.
Sunday, January 13th, 2019
Sean reports from LAMMA this week. It’s the first time the Machinary Show has been held indoors at the Birmingham NEC, so what’s been the reaction?
Sunday, January 6th, 2019
It's New Year - New Ideas through January on the Farming Programme. Sean meets "Tom, Dick and Harry" - three robots who could be our farmers of the future!
Sunday, December 30th, 2018
This week, it's the annual Farming Programme Pantomime...Jack, The Greatest Farming Showman - starring all the regular contributors to the programme.
Sunday, December 23rd, 2018
We’re discussing real Christmas Trees – and asking whether this year’s summer drought might affect your tree in years to come. Plus, there’s a final update of the year from British Sugar on the beet campaign.
Sunday, December 16th, 2018
Sean’s looking at ‘cover crops’ to see if that’s the answer to creating healthier soils over the winter.
Sunday, December 9th, 2018
After Sir David Attenborough’s speech on climate change, we’ll hear the views of a prominent member of the Green Party, who is himself a farmer.
Sunday, December 2nd, 2018
With less than a month to go until Christmas, Sean meets the farmer who’s growing a hundred and sixty five million sprouts ready for the big day.
Sunday, November 25th, 2018
Sean reports from the NFU’s Brexit Summit….and asks are we any clearer to finding out what will happen to agriculture after March next year?
Sunday, November 18th, 2018
Is enough being done to attract the next generation in to farming? It’s one of the questions being asked on this week’s Farming Programme,
Sunday, November 11th, 2018
There are harsh words for farmers on the programme this week, as they’re told they’re not doing enough to engage with those not in the industry.
Sunday, November 4th, 2018
It’s a very different Farming Programme this week as Sean focuses on the issue of mental health.
Sunday, October 28th, 2018
With Halloween just around the corner, Sean meets the farmer who’s just finished growing half a million pumpkins. Thankfully, he won’t be carving them all!
Sunday, October 21st, 2018
We find out why some Young Farmers Clubs are proposing a vote of no confidence in their National Federation.
Sunday, October 14th, 2018
It’s all about the weather, with the farmers who want it to rain – and those who’d rather it stayed dry.
Sunday, October 7th, 2018
We look ahead to Wednesdays second reading of the Agriculture Bill in Parliament...what tweaked are needed to make it work for our farmers?
Sunday, September 30th, 2018
Sean meets the deer farmer, diversifying his business…to ensure its survival.
Sunday, September 23rd, 2018
This week, the products helping crops survive extreme weather...both here and in Australia.
Sunday, September 16th, 2018
Sean has reaction to the Agriculture Bill, which has finally gone before Parliament this week. Plus, if you’re a beet farmer, we’ve news from British Sugar ahead of the new campaign.
Sunday, September 9th, 2018
Find out why MPs will be wearing special wheat pin badges at Wednesday's Prime Ministers Questions.
Sunday, September 2nd, 2018
Sean finds out why egg producers are facing soaring costs to feed their chickens. And, we help launch this years Love Lamb Week.
Sunday, August 26th, 2018
We already micro-chip our pet dogs and cats...on the Farming Programme, Sean meets the researchers who are micro-chipping SLUGS!
Sunday, August 19th, 2018
We ask ‘how is business at the moment?’ Sean hears from two companies...one selling tractors the other sprayers...who are feeling positive about the year so far.
Sunday, August 12th, 2018
The pea harvest is over…but it’s fair to say our farmers are from far peased…err PLEASED…with it! Find out why!
Sunday, August 5th, 2018
we hear from the Defra Secretary Michael Gove...fresh from a drought summit, called to help farmers facing crisis this summer.