Latest Martin Turner Stories

2008-06-26 00:00:00

The fragile economic viability of hill farming in the South West, already threatened by years of poor returns, may be made worse by the consequences of the Single Farm Payment scheme, according to a new study. Published on the eve of a major conference about the future of farming on Dartmoor, Exmoor and Bodmin Moor, the report paints a bleak picture of the future for the region's hill farmers, with subsidies no longer based on the numbers of livestock produced. The report, prepared...

Word of the Day
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'