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National Farming

Charlotte Smith explores the relationship between policy makers and farming. With the deputy president of the NFU Minette Batters and landscape historian Tom Williamson.

Charlotte Smith visits Minette Batters, the deputy president of the National Farmers' Union, on her farm near Salisbury. Minette takes Charlotte to a water meadow which is flooding at the wrong time of year - but, she says there's nothing she can do. She has to comply with policy regulations. So when did the idea of national farming policy take hold, and where did it come from? These are questions Charlotte explores with the Professor of Landscape History from the University of East Anglia, Tom Williamson.
Producer: Chris Ledgard.

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15 minutes

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Tue 24 Jan 2017 13:45