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National Trust criticised by tenant hill farmer, High Commissioner of New Zealand offers talks about

National Trust criticised by tenant hill farmer, High Commissioner of New Zealand offers talks about

The National Trust has very little interest in the welfare of hill farmers, says Lake District tenant farmer. But the National Trust begs to differ.
The High Commissioner of New Zealand offers his perspective on the future for British agriculture.
At the Agri-Tech Research Hub in Cambridgeshire farmers, scientists and manufacturers come together to explore new ideas on how to turn food waste into something profitable.

Presented by Anna Hill and produced by Beatrice Fenton.

National Trust Statement:

The National Trust has been part of the fabric of Lake District life for over a century and we remain as committed as ever to supporting fell farming.

We are rooted within the Lakes' farming community; looking after 50,000 hectares of land in the Lake District, let 54 tenanted farms and own a flock of 21,000 Herdwick sheep.

We recognise our responsibility to the breed and the unique role that it plays in the management of the landscape - and Herdwicks will continue to be a key part o

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