Video: UK farmers speak out on EU referendum

The question over whether UK agriculture would be better served in or out of the EU was the hot topic at this week’s Oxford Farming Conference.

In a debate on the subject with EU commissioner Phil Hogan, former Defra secretary Owen Paterson described it as the biggest historic decision for the British public since the Reformation.

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Ahead of a vote, which could be held as early as June, Farmers Weekly asked farmers and farm leaders for their views on the referendum.

See also: Politicians clash over UK farming prospects outside EU