Earliest grain harvest for years, Aircraft thefts from rural airfields, Spanish farmers suffering with drought
Farmers are already filling their barns with grain in one of the earliest harvests for many years. Meanwhile Spain forecasts a fifty percent drop in yields because of drought.
Amateur pilots using small, rural and farm airfields around the country are being warned to be vigilant, following a spate of thefts of a particular type of aircraft engine.
What are the demands for 21st century agricultural research? Vernon Harwood has been finding out at Rothamsted Research Station.
Presented by Anna Hill and produced by Beatrice Fenton.