At the end of April Herefordshire County Council placed 1,700ha – almost its entire county council farm estate – on the market to help meet its financial deficit. It hopes the sale will raise £40m. The move will see the biggest drop in the total size of the county farm estates in England for some time. The total number of hectares being offered across England has dropped by a third in the last 30 years to just 90,000ha, according to […]