Trade with Russia, the Kiplingcoates Derby, Storm Damage and Nurseries
As twenty-three Russian diplomats are expelled from the UK in the on-going row over the Salisbury nerve agent attack, the implications for the export trade are being assessed. Farming Today has been told that Russia had been identified as a potential market for British cheese and meat after Brexit.
England's oldest horse race has been cancelled because the course has been damaged by off-road vehicles and heavy rain. The Kiplingcoates Derby dates back to the reign of Henry VIII and is run across four-and-a-half miles of farm lanes and tracks in the Yorkshire Wolds. The rules state if the race can't be run, the tradition must end, so riders are planning to walk the course instead.
Floods and landslides in Northern Ireland have been described as a "one in three thousand year event". Dr Alan Dykes is an international landslides expert and has been meeting farmers hit hard by last summer's devastating storms in mid-Tyrone.
This time of year is vital for business at Britain's nurseries and garden centres. The Easter weekend is one of the busiest periods for plant sales and growers throughout the UK are recovering from the recent cold snap and heavy snow.
Presented by Sybil Ruscoe.
Produced by Vernon Harwood.