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21/08/19 NFU concern about end of freedom of movement post-Brexit, land sharing, farming with nature

Government plans to end freedom of movement on 31 October could cause massive problems for farm workers, says the National Farmers Union.

Government plans to end freedom of movement on the 31st October could cause massive problems for farm workers, says the National Farmers Union. NFU horticulture board chair Ali Capper describes how she's been inundated with calls from farmers worried about staff being able to come into the UK after that date, even if they've only been away for a break.
All this week on Farming Today we are going Back to the Future, hearing how traditional farming is being re-adopted, teaching new farmers old tricks. In this case, some farmers have found a way of grazing animals on their land and get the benefits of the manure, without actually having to buy in their own livestock.
This week there's a Focus on Farming across the BBC and today it’s looking into the relationship between agriculture and nature.
Neil Heseltine and his partner Leigh farm on the limestone uplands of the Yorkshire Dales at Malham and have just been presented with the National Trust’s 'Farming with Nature' award, for the work they’ve been doing to enhance and protect the landscape.

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