There are warnings tonight that changing the subsidies farmers receive could see them struggle against their European counterparts. Currently more money is spent on environmental stewardships in the West Country than in any other region.
Through most of the last eighty years, government money for farming was meant to provide as much food as possible as cheaply as possible. But in the last decade the emphasis has changed.
As he sits down to the mountain of paperwork needed to secure his grants, Robin is in no doubt what it means to hundreds of farmers like him.
And if we want to enjoy the countryside, he says, someone has to look after it. John Andrews, ITV News, Exmoor.
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