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Farming Westminster

Charlotte Smith explores the fault lines between Westminster politics and British farming. Former agriculture minsters Nick Brown and John Gummer reflect on their time in office.

Charlotte Smith's investigation of modern British farming moves to Westminster, where she tackles the often tricky relationship between farmers and politicians. Former agriculture ministers Nick Brown and John Gummer look back on the late 1990s and early 2000s, a time when a series of farming crises made that relationship more fraught than ever. And, Charlotte asks, is this a particularly British problem? We hear from France and from Finland.

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

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15 minutes