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14 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 13 February 2013

The Somerset Levels, the Cotswolds, the Pennines - these are just a few of the most biodiverse landscapes in England. But there are now fears the look of some of them could soon change. For more than a decade, farmers in environmentally sensitive areas have been paid a grant by the Government to look after the wildlife on their land. But the ESA scheme is coming to an end and there are now concerns some farmers may plough up their fields because switching to other environmental schemes doesn't pay as much. Also on Farming Today, Anna Hill visits a Norfolk farm which has diversified into ice-cream to make the business viable.



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