The future of farm subsidy payments, Northern Ireland environmental farming, the natural history of the cow
Defra secretary Michael Gove has hinted that support payments are likely to be reduced for larger-scale farmers, post-Brexit.
The RSPB in Northern Ireland say years without an Environmental Farming Scheme has been detrimental for birds. But some farmers are working to save wild birds, even without a scheme.
And the humbled cow is being celebrated on Radio 4. From Shakespeare's special relationship with the animal to Dinka songs from the cattle-based cultures of South Sudan and modern robotic dairying, Brett Westwood investigates for Natural Histories.
Presented by Anna Hill and produced by Beatrice Fenton.