A new schools roadshow which aims to showcase exciting careers in food and farming has visited Northgate High School this week.
A review of local authorities' responses to government cuts has revealed impacts on health and social care services, and those working in rural services suggest these have been especially hard hit.
The Dutch agriculture ministry announced on Friday that a third outbreak of bird flu has been reported on a poultry farm in Kamperveen, in the Eastern province of Overijssel.
Bird flu has been discovered at a second location in the Netherlands.
New research funded by NASA and published this week in Nature has demonstrated that crop cycles contribute to seasonal rises in CO2 levels.