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Farming Today

15/10/19: Queen's speech, No-deal Brexit and tariffs, Rural services overview

Duration: 14 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LWLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Anna Hill and Heather Simons reflect on the Queen's speech and the potential scope of the Environment Bill and Agriculture Bill. One of the aims of the Environment Bill is to meet climate change targets. A major source of one powerful greenhouse gas- methane- is belching cows and a project in Lincolnshire is hoping to reduce the impact of farm animals on the environment by getting them to eat a form of charcoal. With Brexit negotiations continuing Anna asks Chris Southworth, Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce what the government's no-deal tariff structure, which was announced last week, could mean for agriculture. All this week Farming Today is looking at Rural Services and Mark Shucksmith from Newcastle University tells Charlotte Smith how services fit into the rural landscape and why centralising services is not always a negative.

Presenter: Anna Hill
Producer: Toby Field Show less

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