Sunday, May 19th, 2019
The National Farmers Union responds to changes to gun licencing law, affecting wildbirds on our farms. Plus, we hear from the Government's first Food Waste Champion.
Sunday, May 12th, 2019
Last week, Sean discussed the problems facing the world with climate change. This week, he explores the possible solutions, for those in farming. Plus, there's the monthly update from British Sugar.
Sunday, May 5th, 2019
We look at agriculture "down under" and what lessons can be learnt back here, with the farmer just back from a working trip to Tasmania.
Sunday, April 28th, 2019
After too much chocolate over Easter, Sean's looking at the new crop being trialed in the UK...that's to healthy, it's used to give protein to astronauts on the International Space Station.
Sunday, April 21st, 2019
As it's Easter, we're talking about lambing with one of the country's youngest farmers - who's just 12 years old!
Sunday, April 14th, 2019
Sean discusses a report, out this week, calling for rural charities to be given urgent support to tackle a growing mental health crisis facing farming.
Sunday, April 7th, 2019
We know robots are good for farming...but are they replacing farm workers? Sean will be looking at the pros and cons of automation.
Sunday, March 31st, 2019
We're with the firecrews on an exercise, practising saving livestock from flooded farmland.
Sunday, March 24th, 2019
We focus again on the mental health of those in agriculture, with a charity recruiting new staff to handle the issue.
Sunday, March 17th, 2019
We're on the farm designed to help people with mental health concerns improve their well being.
Sunday, March 10th, 2019
A shocking story of young lambs, meant for a school farm, that were instead stolen - then killed - for no apparent reason. We'll hear from the farmer who owned them and found their remains.
Sunday, March 3rd, 2019
We hear from a farmer who's been targeted by over 200 activists, taking control of her pig unit for six hours. Also, the issue of sheep worrying, with lambing underway and, we meet the man behind Facetime a Farmer - getting agriculture in to our schools.
Sunday, February 24th, 2019
It’s an American view on Brexit...what are US farmers making of what’s happening here? Plus, Sean becomes a time traveller, as he looks at how agriculture might look in 150 years time!
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!