Campaign to Protect Rural England Standing up for your countryside

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Farming

Farmers are responsible for our unique landscapes. Farmers are responsible for our unique landscapes. Photo: © CPRE

The issues:

Livestock farming contributes to landscape character and local food webs

The future of farming and the countryside

Farms and farmers are at the centre of our countryside. They help maintain the hedgerows, drystone walls, pastures, meadows, woods, and traditional barns that make up the unique character of the English landscape. Livestock farming makes a key contribution to local food networks and to local wildlife habitats.

Update:

Tree planting schemes are just one way farmers are using green funding

The future of farming

The Government is consulting on how to implement Common Agricultural Policy reforms and rural development and green farming measures.

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