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It's day two of the Royal Bath and West Show and with the sun still shining tens of thousands of people have spent the day at the site near Shepton Mallet.
Amongst them was the Environment Secretary Liz Truss who met with farmers to discuss the Government's pledges to help rural communities.
Victoria Davies reports
Day two of the Royal Bath and West Show will see Environment Secretary Liz Truss talking to farmers about the government's promises to champion their industry.
They include getting a fair deal from supermarkets and a strategy to eradicate bovine TB within 25 years. We'll be speaking to her about what the South West's farmers and food producers can expect from the next five years.
There's also 500 traders exhibiting local produce, along with livestock competitions and food marquees - and thousands of visitors celebrating food, farming and country life.
Tune in to ITV News West Country at 6pm for the latest from Shepton Mallet, and catch up with all the highlights from day one here.
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Gates for the 153rd Bath and West show have opened, with thousands expected at the Shepton Mallet showground over the next four days.
More than 4,000 livestock are at what organisers call "England's biggest celebration of rural life", along with 500 traders. However there won't be a high profile political visitor today, as the event coincides with the Queen's Speech for the new Government.
Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes says it's an honour to have been asked to be President of this year's Royal Bath and West Show.
He and his wife Emma, who will share the role jointly, were at the launch at the showground near Shepton Mallet in Somerset.
The event is England's biggest celebration of rural life, and is in its 50th year.
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DEFRA Minister Dan Rogerson is attending the CLA Business Breakfast at the Royal Bath and West Show where he's fielding questions about the badger cull and flooding.
Our reporter Laura Makin-Isherwood is in the audience. You can follow her tweets here.
At the CLA Business Breakfast at Royal Bath & West Show. Issues of flooding, Environment Agency rules and TB on the agenda @itvwestcountry