Sunday, August 25th, 2019
Last week on the Programme Sean discussed why cauliflowers and broccoli are in short supply at the moment. This week, there are fears, in some quarters, for your Christmas sprouts...and this time, it’s nothing to do with the weather!
Sunday, August 18th, 2019
We could be facing a shortage of cauliflowers and broccoli over the next few weeks, because of the floods - and then the mini heatwave - of earlier in the summer. Sean will hear from one farmer who's lost a million pounds worth of the popular veg this
Sunday, August 11th, 2019
You might have seen the images of farms hit by flash floods in Yorkshire last week. We’ll hear from some of those worst affected...and discover how farmers from our part of the world are digging in to help them recover.
Sunday, August 4th, 2019
The chief executive of the National Sheep Association gives his thoughts on the first week of Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the increased possibility of a No-Deal Brexit.
Sunday, July 28th, 2019
Harvest is underway but once the crops are gone, the harecoursers return. Sean returns to the issue of tackling rural crime. Plus, he’ll catch up with the Rare Breeds Survival Trust....looking at the Breeds doing well and tho
Sunday, July 21st, 2019
Will it be Prime Minister Johnson or Prime Minister Hunt? In the week we get a new PM, Sean looks at what a change at the top might mean for agriculture. Also, the plan to put more trees on our farms, which might help save the environment.
Sunday, July 14th, 2019
After launching Great British Pea Week, last week, Sean helps launch Farm Safety Week. Also, as it’s Wimbledon finals day, we’ll look at this year’s Strawberry Harvest. You bring the cream
Sunday, July 7th, 2019
Sean will help launch Great British Pea Week...as he's out in the field, looking at this years pea harvest. Plus...an update on sugar beet and potatoes.
Sunday, June 30th, 2019
Sean discusses climate change and what agriculture can do to tackle it. He’ll hear of two farms...a matter of miles apart. One that’s under water because of flooding. The other in desperate need of water, suffering drought like conditions!
Sunday, June 23rd, 2019
The first of two part special as Sean asks are we taking the issue of flooding, exteme weather and climate change seriously and what does it all mean for the future of farming.
Sunday, June 16th, 2019
Highlights from a very muddy Cereals - the big arable farming event, held this week, despite the weather!
Sunday, June 9th, 2019
Sean looks at Open Farm Sunday - with farms across the country opening their gates to show off what they do. Also, there's an update on the beet campaign from British Sugar and more agricultural reaction to the runners and riders competing to be the nex
Sunday, June 2nd, 2019
What could a new Prime Minister mean for agriculture? Plus, Sean meets the UK farmer who grows the biggest range of Garlic in Europe.
Sunday, May 26th, 2019
Sean finds out why there appears to be fewer fields of bright yellow oilseed rape this year and why more and more farmers are losing faith with the crop.
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?