An announcement's expected later this week that an area of Dorset could be included in the next wave of badger culls.
Trials in parts of Somerset and Gloucestershire will also be continued, despite the fact that they failed to achieve their targets last year.
And as our political correspondent Bob Constantine reports, it comes as there's growing opposition in Parliament, including from Conservative MPs.
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