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Harvest 2015

Posted: 12th October 2015 | Category: General De Lacy posts

Watch a local, Herefordshire, dairy farmer on the BBC's Harvest programme this week...

Returning for a second series, Harvest 2015 follows the fortunes of Britain's top farmers as they battle to bring in our harvest this year.

Gregg Wallace, Philippa Forester and new presenter James Manning cross the country to visit farms that produce world-class crops, meeting Britain's most innovative and pioneering producers, during a crucial time of year for the farmers, the food industry, and everyday consumers.

Within the first episode Gregg helps out with the winter sugar beet harvest and reveals just how much sugar is produced from our home soil. Meanwhile Philippa finds chillies so hot they need a health warning, and visits the Tiptree strawberry fields to try a sweet treat, used for making a special jam that sells all over the world.

Dairy farmer and new Harvest presenter James then visits a futuristic lettuce farm controlled by robots, to find a cutting-edge drilling machine that plants seedlings faster than the eye can see.