Land beyond the plough

Chair: Patrick Begg (National Trust) Speakers: Robin Milton (Exmoor grassland farmer), Julia Aglionby (Foundation for Common Land), Neil Heseltine (Hill Top Farm)

The 2.2 million ha of uplands in UK, consisting almost entirely of pasture and 17% of UK farmland, are home to two million people and 40% of the UK’s beef cattle, whilst storing 60% of the nation’s carbon and water. Their future will be addressed by Robin Milton (Exmoor farmer and Chairman of the Uplands Committee of the NFU), Julia Aglionby (Executive Director of the Foundation for Common Land) and Neil Heseltine (northern upland farmer).

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