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The impact of COVID on rural communities and the Agriculture Bill - UK

This week the Agriculture Bill was back in the House of Commons.

Top of the political agenda was a proposed amendment from the Lords that would block imports of food produced to lower standards than UK farmers have to follow. The NFU has been campaigning hard on this, but in the end only 14 Tory MPs rebelled and the amendment was thrown out. The Government promise standards will be protected, but farmers are unimpressed. And what impact is COVID having in rural communities. From a boom to local businesses as people give up their commute, to a rise in house sales as city-dwellers move out to work from home in the countryside. We look into the postives and negatives of the legacy of lockdown. Presenter by Charlotte Smith Produced for BBC Audio in Bristol by Heather Simons.


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