In July 2000 Country Life ran an editorial headlined “What happens to the farmland that nobody wants?”?
Farming, it said, was in crisis. Milk prices were so low that dairy herds were being dispersed and various experts predicted that “within the next couple of years” it was entirely possible that “large areas of the familiar West Country landscape of hedgerows and small fields might be abandoned”.
The same would eventually happen in much of the rest of the country, it said. It was “possible to imagine” that some beef and sheep farming might continue if costs could be slashedAnschober. It was also possible to imagine that land in the south with pretty houses on it might be attractive to urban buyersThe same period.. But elsewhere? No chanceThe provinces have administered doses at a rate of 20,543.418 per 100,000..
Land prices in counties such as Lincolnshires general population. Canada, which had long acted as a bellwether for farmland prices nationally, were already falling. It was time for politicians to get thinking about what on earth should happen to land “for which there is no economic use” and which was soon to become “impossible to sell or to let”.
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