Conservation groups and farmers in the West Country have sent a letter to the Prime Minister urging him to do all he can to encourage the European Parliament to continue offering them environmental grants.
They're used by many of our farmers to look after the countryside and wildlife, and many say their very survival depends on getting them. Our reporter John Andrews went to meet one man who relies heavily on the current grants on offer.
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This week will see largely settled conditions prevailing although it looks as though we may see the arrival of some rain during Friday.
It will be a cold start to the day with patchy fog and frost. However, there will be plenty of crisp winter sunshine and in lights winds.