Campaigners trying to save a board which sets the wages of agricultural workers will dress up as badgers today to stage a protest.
Cattle and other livestock from across the west country are at the Devon County Show, which drew in the crowds on its first day
Two men from Dorset have set up as dairy farmers without having a farm at all. INstead they've invested in a mobile milking parlour
There's a battle brewing in the countryside following a Government decision to divert European subsidies away from payments to farmers, and spend them on environmental schemes instead.
But it seems the decision hasn't pleased anyone.
Farmers fear changing the subsidies could mean they struggle against their European counterparts.
But environmentalists say the decision doesn't go far enough to protect wildlife.
John Andrews has been assessing the potential impact of the changes.
The south west's small farmers are hoping for good news on grants today.
The government is expected to switch more money from the European Common Agricultural Policy to grants for looking after the landscape and wildlife.
The south west gets more money than any other region for so-called environmental stewardship schemes.
Day two of the Royal Cornwall Show is underway despite strong winds and heavy showers. Organisers say a virtually full programme of entertainment will take place in the main ring and all main sections will be up and running.
Yesterday, sheep had to be evacuated from their marquee which was closed yesterday because of waterlogged ground and high winds.
The Secretary of State for Agriculture Caroline Spelman was at the show to announce a £13 million grant for Dartmoor's hill farmers to help maintain the land. Her main message was that the Government is making it easier for the rural economy. Our business correspondent Seth Conway reports
From Mounties to sheep shearing, Bob Cruwys has been on a whistlestop tour of the Devon County Showground at Westpoint.