Natural England's fresh approach to hill farming?

An article in last week's Famers Weekly (29th February) noted that Natural England is adopting a more conciliatory approach to hill farmers - driven by farmer pressure for more dialogue and the need for a greater understanding of upland livestock management issues. Natural England look set to establish a working framework to enable hill farmers to feel their businesses are being supported, rather than threatened, by the need to preserve the upland environment.

To read the full article including a case study of Committee member Carl Walter's farm click here http://www.fwi.co.uk/Articles/29/02/2012/131680/Natural-England39s-fresh...