Farming

From fertiliser to famine: the global food shortage explained
Field in Ukraine
In Depth

From fertiliser to famine: the global food shortage explained

War on Ukraine has sent food prices rocketing and the effects are being felt around the world
15 Apr 2022
Octoculture: why is the world’s first octopus farm so controversial?
Octopus at bottom of ocean
In Depth

Octoculture: why is the world’s first octopus farm so controversial?

Spanish firm’s plans have been met with fierce resistance from campaigners and scientists
11 Mar 2022
Farmers vs. walkers: the battle over ‘Britain’s green and pleasant land’
Rolling green fields with a church
In Brief

Farmers vs. walkers: the battle over ‘Britain’s green and pleasant land’

Updated Countryside Code tells farmers: ‘be nice, say hello, share the space’
17 Feb 2022
‘The Pope has revealed himself as someone who’s never thrown a ball for a dog’
Pope Francis
Instant Opinion

‘The Pope has revealed himself as someone who’s never thrown a ball for a dog’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
12 Jan 2022
Have we gone too far in our search for cheap meat?
Chickens in a supermarket
In Depth

Have we gone too far in our search for cheap meat?

A chicken today costs a fraction of its price 50 years ago
17 Dec 2021
What’s happening to Britain’s pigs?
Protester dressed as pig at Conservative Party conference
Today’s big question

What’s happening to Britain’s pigs?

Boris Johnson heightens farmers’ fury with bacon sandwich comments
8 Oct 2021
Why India’s farmers are protesting in months-long stand-off
India farmers demonstrating in New Delhi
Global lens

Why India’s farmers are protesting in months-long stand-off

At least one demonstrator killed in clashes with New Delhi police as tensions over new agricultural laws boil over
28 Jan 2021

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Sporting peril, boycotting France and farming tomorrow
Rugby player Chris Ashton
Podcast

Sporting peril, boycotting France and farming tomorrow

Will rugby survive a concussion crisis? Why are French goods being recalled across the Arab world? And what’s happening down on the farm?
18 Dec 2020
Future of farming: a Brexit battle for the British landscape
Farming UK
In Depth

Future of farming: a Brexit battle for the British landscape

Environment secretary seeking ‘new blood’ to make UK agriculture greener and more productive as subsidies phased out
30 Nov 2020
52 ideas that changed the world - 39. Selective breeding
Dog
In Depth

52 ideas that changed the world - 39. Selective breeding

Domesticating animals and creating plants and crops allowed agriculture to flourish
13 Mar 2020
What is the badger cull and why is it controversial?
badger
In Brief

What is the badger cull and why is it controversial?

TB rates in one of UK's main badger cull areas soared by 130% last year
11 Sep 2019
How Brexit will affect farmers
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In Depth

How Brexit will affect farmers

Half of UK farms face bankruptcy if UK crashes out of EU without deal, says report
15 Aug 2019
What price a UK-US post-Brexit trade deal?
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In Brief

What price a UK-US post-Brexit trade deal?

US lobbyists seek changes to UK standards amid fears rush for quick trade deal could see protections weakened
30 Jan 2019
Aberdeen man proposes to girlfriend using the side of a cow
In Depth

Aberdeen man proposes to girlfriend using the side of a cow

Inspiration for the proposal came from a similar stunt the farmer had seen online
31 Aug 2018
Can Britain ever be food self-sufficient?
A 'Back British Farming' sticker adorns an apple during the National Farmers Union annual conference earlier this year
In Brief

Can Britain ever be food self-sufficient?

UK will run out of food in a year under no deal Brexit, says farmers union
8 Aug 2018
UK farmers resorting to ‘medieval’ methods to repel thieves
Lavender farm
In Brief

UK farmers resorting to ‘medieval’ methods to repel thieves

Police helping farmers build earthworks as low-cost defence against wave of rural crime
6 Aug 2018
Grow Up Urban Farms: Sustainable salads
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In Depth

Grow Up Urban Farms: Sustainable salads

Co-founder of the East London start-up, Tom Webster, explains how he is spearheading aquaponic farming in the UK
2 Nov 2017
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