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10/10/19: Inshore fisheries and Brexit, Tony Juniper interview part 1, English wine

The latest news about food, farming and the countryside.

Charlotte Smith speaks to fishermen at the Inshore Fisheries Conference about the impact of Brexit to their current trade and how things might change in the future, and Barry Dees from the National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations sizes up the current political choices for the industry.

In part one of an interview with Tony Juniper, Chair of Natural England, he tells Charlotte about his vision of an organisation that works with agriculture to restore lost habitats for wildlife and how he hopes encouraging private sector money will help bridge the funding gap. Charlotte asks how a move from direct farm payments to public money for public goods will change how the organisation works and what he thinks about rumours that direct payments may not be phased out completely.

It's wine week on Farming Today and Bob Walker's been to Eglantine (teen) Vineyard in Nottinghamshire to meet Tony Skuriat to find out how all this wet weather is impacting on his harvest.

Presenter: Charlotte Smith
Producer: Toby Field.

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