NEWS IN BRIEF: Countryside groups launch campaign

FARMING: A raft of countryside groups, including the National Farmers Union and the Country Land and Business Association, have launched a campaign 'to help reconnect people with the countryside'. The campaign will focus on the role agriculture plays in UK society and address myths about farming. Research released to promote the report has revealed that 90 per cent of people didn't know beer is made from barley, and one in ten people think rice is grown in the UK.

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