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Theresa Villiers, Young farmers, Scottish land ownership

Environment secretary Theresa Villiers defends the government’s position on Brexit and admits there is a risk for UK farmers in leaving the EU without a deal.

Farming Today has its first interview with the Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers. She defends the Government’s position on Brexit and admits there is a risk for UK farmers of leaving the EU without a deal.

There are young farmers, and then there are very young farmers. When other kids might be indoors playing computer games, two pre-teen Somerset brothers are busy on the farm rearing cows and pigs, and making themselves more than just a little pocket money.

And in Scotland there have been years of debate about who owns what, and who should own what, and a series of reforms. It is estimated that fewer than 500 people own half the country’s privately-owned rural land. Charlotte speaks to Rob McMorran a researcher in the Rural Policy Centre at Scotland's Rural College.

Presented by Charlotte Smith

Produced by Alun Beach.

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