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A vote for Brexit would put the livelihoods of 10,000 sheep farmers in jeopardy, Defra secretary Liz Truss has warned. In 2014, 40% of all lamb and mutton produce in the UK went to the EU, bringing £290m to the industry – more than one quarter of its £1.1bn income. Speaking ahead of a visit to meet Cumbrian hill farmers, Ms Truss said UK sheep farmers relied on the single market, which accounts for 97% of all lamb and mutton […]
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