Farming in the Uplands

 Inquiry concluded, Report and Government Response published

On 16th February 2011, The Committee published its Third Report of Session 2010-12, Farming in the Uplands.

The Commission for Rural Communities (CRC) published its comprehensive report on the future of England’s upland communities—“High ground, high potential”—earlier this year. The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee undertook a short inquiry into this report, before the abolition of the CRC, focussing on the issues facing farmers in the uplands and their views on the CRC’s recommendations.

 The Committee sought evidence from interested parties and invited submissions on:

  • the issues facing farmers in the uplands;
  • the farming communities’ response to the CRC’s recommendations outlined in their report “High ground, high potential”.



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