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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

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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

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The Earliest Days of Farming

In the first century BC British agriculture was generating a grain surplus which was traded on the European market — the culmination of centuries of large-scale clearance and cultivation which began in the late Stone Age. In 1976 Britain experienced … Continue reading

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