Fly-tipping, mushrooms and the countryside classroom on wheels
The Government is being urged to do more to help farmers and landowners who are targeted by fly-tippers. The Conservative MP for Newton Abbot, Anne Marie Morris, has raised the issue of the innocent 'victims' of fly-tipping who are legally required to pay the cost of clearing up rubbish dumped on their land.
Mushroom growers are welcoming news that the European Commission has approved the use of salt under its 'basic substance programme'. It joins a list of 16 other everyday substances, including vinegar, sucrose, sunflower oil and whey which arable and horticultural growers are now allowed to use to control a variety of pests, weeds and diseases.
Generations of children have been on school trips to farms to learn about agriculture. But in North-East Scotland, crops and even livestock are being brought to school thanks to a countryside classroom on wheels. It's thanks to the Royal Northern Countryside Initiative which wants to raise awareness of Scottish farming.
Presented by Caz Graham
Produced by Vernon Harwood.