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Farming minister on Brexit, Rural housing, Future of farming

Farming minister on Brexit, Rural housing, Future of farming

The Brexit referendum has led to a split in the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. While the Secretary of State Elizabeth Truss is supporting the campaign to stay in the EU, the Farming Minister George Eustice says he's in favour of leaving. He explains to Anna Hill why he's backing the "out" campaign.

An organisation which has campaigned for affordable rural housing in Cumbria for the last thirty years will close next month. Caz Graham finds out why. Meanwhile Anna Hill asks rural housing expert Professor Mark Shucksmith of Newcastle University what the situation is like elsewhere in the UK.

Today the National Farmers Union's annual conference gets underway in Birmingham, the theme of which is the Future of British Farming. All this week we're asking what that might look like. In this programme Anna asks Phil Bicknell, the Head of Food and Farming at the NFU, to get his crystal ball out.

Presented by Anna Hill and produced by Emma Campbell.