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Farming Today This Week: Coastal Farming

Farming Today This Week: Coastal Farming

Sybil Ruscoe is at the newly created Steart Marshes on the Severn Estuary to talk about coastal farming. With our coastline under threat of erosion and flooding, we find out what farmers and others are doing to manage the land. At Steart Marshes the Environment Agency and the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust have worked together to allow some of the farmland to flood, creating wetland habitat for birds, and salt marsh grazing for cattle and sheep.
We also hear from farmers in Lincolnshire who are only now re-planting their land following the tidal surge three years ago; and Sybil Ruscoe meets the people of Fairbourne in Mid Wales: it's a village that will eventually be lost to the rising sea level when flood defences are no longer maintained.
The producer is Sally Challoner.

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