There's been a dramatic decline of wildflower meadows over the last seventy years but one Dorset project is bucking the trend. A community group has turned an unused field back to its traditional state and is selling the seeds it harvests to help grow wild flowers on roadside verges across the county. Cathy Harvey from the Allington Hillbillies spoke to Steve Harris on BBC Radio Solent.
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A no-deal Brexit could cost the farming industry £850m a year in lost profits, new research seen by the BBC suggests.
Many vegans boycott woollen clothing on the basis that it is cruel to sheep.
BBC Radio Solent has assembled a panel of West Dorset farmers to discuss the future of the industry, as part of the BBC's Focus of Farming week. * Robert Bowditch is a seasoned farmer of fifty years at Parnham Farm in Netherbury. * Izzy Mitchell is a young dairy farmer at Blackdown Hill, who is due to study a masters in farming. * Ed Goodfellow recently took over his parents' farm rearing organic beef and sheep near Salwayash. Today they discuss the impact of Brexit. #BBCFarmingFocus
Neale Sadler’s farm in the Midlands has relied on robots to do the milking for the past 13 years.