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Farming in Lake
UK farming contributed £5.8 billion to our economy in
2007 (as measured by Gross Value Added at basic
prices). It uses around three quarters of this country's
land area, and employs over half a million people.
"A classic glaciated valley with the green fertile…

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valleys, the open treeless fells, the drystone walls and the traditional stone and slate farm buildings
are all a result of traditional farming. A viable sustainable agriculture industry is essential in
maintaining the landscape. It also plays a very important part in the culture and traditions of the
area and…


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