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08/08/2013

Duration:
13 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 08 August 2013

The Prime Minister has told Farming Today that the Coalition has the 'political courage' to press ahead with the pilot badger cull in England because it's "the right thing to do". David Cameron spoke to Farming Today at the North Devon Show, which he visited alongside his Environment Secretary Owen Patterson, yesterday. It was an occasion designed to show that the Government is well and truly in touch with the countryside, and comes after criticism from the Environment Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee last month. Also on Farming Today, the recent heatwave might have been good news for holiday makers and the tourism industry, but it's had a devastating impact on the fish in some of our ponds and rivers. The Environment Agency says nearly 50 thousand fish died last month in 15 separate incidents because of the hot weather. Produced by Anna Varle and Presented by Caz Graham.

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