Report into the Rural Payments Agency, Eggs from Caged Hens, Banking for Farmers
A new report is issued into the performance of Rural Payments Agency, which is responsible for paying farmers their subsidies from the EU's Common Agricultural Policy. Richard Betton from The Upper Teesdale Agricultural Support Service tells Anna Hill about some of the difficulties farmers in the area have experienced in applying for and receiving payments.
As part of a week looking at eggs, Sarah Falkingham has been to meet the owner of one of the UK's colony caged systems.
Caz Graham has been to a farm in Cheshire to meet the bankers who are getting their wellies dirty in a move to better understand and assess the financial needs of farms.
Producer: Toby Field.