It's an industry described as the backbone of our region - employing more than 50,000 people.
But farmers in the South are warning the Government that food standards will be put at risk - if new trade deals allow an influx of cheap imports from other countries.
The amount of rubbish being dumped illegally on Reading streets has increased dramatically since the council overhauled the way bins are collected.
Five months ago, residents were told that extra bags could no longer be left out on bin day, and they would have to pay to have their green waste to be taken away.
Penny Silvester joined council enforcement officers on patrol to see the extent of the problem.
Penny spoke to resident Paul Banks and Gina Frost, a Reading Council Environment Officer.
A teenage fossil hunter has discovered the tooth from a rare prehistoric rhinoceros that roamed the Isle of Wight 35-40 million years ago.
The tooth of the rhino-like Ronzotherium washed up on the beach on the coast near Yarmouth, in the north west of the island after being entombed in clay for million of years.
Theo Vickers, 18,was out fossil hunting when he came across the Rhino molar and knew straight away that he'd found something very special.
I knew straight away it was a species of rhinoceros, and after researching it further online I contacted Dinosaur Isle Museum. Finds of primitive rhinos like Ronzotherium are really rare.
It’s strange to think that such an iconic animal that people would usually associate with the African savannah, was actually evolving here, on the Isle of Wight, 35 million years ago.
The clays where the fossil was found were laid down in a sub-tropical swampy floodplain similar to the Florida Everglades that covered the area which is now the Solent.
There have only been a handful of these teeth found in the UK and and they are all at the Natural history Museum and date from the 19th century.
This is the first one that has been found in may years and the first in our collection which dates from 1820.
It dates from the Oligiocene period when the world was changing dramatically and the Northern hemisphere was cooling.
There was extensive swamp over the area we now know as the Solent, and at this point in our history the UK was connected to mainland Europe. Other teeth and bones have been found in France.
The tooth had only been out of the clays for a few days it was washed out of eroded clay but is still very shiny. I think it is important the tooth stays on the Island and it will be looked at by a specialist and hopefully will add to our knowledge.
Two fly-tippers caught in the act have been made to pick up the rubble and put it right back in their truck.
Police officers on patrol saw the Ford Transit tipper truck in an area off the A228 at Halling in Kent at about 1.30pm today (Saturday 23rd June). It was reported that a large amount of rubble was being dumped from the vehicle.
The officers told the men to tidy up the mess and put the rubble back onto their truck. The driver has been reported for an offence of fly-tipping; as well as for having no vehicle tax, no vehicle insurance - and no valid MOT. Now the matter will be forwarded to the local council, which has responsibility for dealing with fly-tipping.
Kent Police say that while anyone who wants to report an area affected by fly-tipping should contact their local council, if you see fly-tipping in progress and actually taking place you should contact your local police on 999.
According to the latest statistics from DEFRA (The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs), local authorities in England dealt with 936,000 incidents of fly-tipping in 2015/2016, which was a 4% increase on the levels in 2014/2015.
Clearing up the mess caused by fly-tipping cost local councils in England almost £49.8million in 2015/2016.
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A conservation charity is calling for more volunteers to help save the endangered water vole.
The People's Trust for Endangered Species is urging people to look out for signs and sightings, so they can find out how many water voles are left in the UK.
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Almost 150 cyclists set off on an epic 50 mile ride around Sussex this morning to raise money for 27 charities chosen by Brighton's Mayor.
It's the first event of its kind as Andy Dickenson explains. He speaks to the Mayor, Cllr Pete West, as well as organiser Brenda Pollack.