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Farming and Wildlife

Today’s agricultural practices exert immense pressures on the appearance and wildlife of the countryside. But there are encouraging signs as farmers and conservationists get together. In recent years the conservation of the countryside has assumed special importance and has attracted … Continue reading

28. July 2011 by admin
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British Farming in the Uplands

Discouraged by economic policies favouring high production rates, many of today’s farmers in the mountain and moorland areas of the British Isles have abandoned the traditional rough husbandry which formerly maintained the wild and exceptionally beautiful character of the hillsides. … Continue reading

27. July 2011 by admin
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Farming Since the Saxons

Over the last thousand years British agriculture has undergone disasters and changes which have propelled it into the modern era. At some time during the middle Saxon period — the era of Alfred the Great and the Viking invasions — … Continue reading

27. July 2011 by admin
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