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Details are emerging of government plans to pay farmers who adopt flood mitigation measures that save towns and villages from rising water. But industry leaders have warned that any proposals must acknowledge that the primary role of agriculture is to produce food. Although in its early stages, Defra’s 25-year plan for the environment will examine ways of encouraging farmers to join forces across whole water catchment areas by better bringing together countryside stewardship, flood protection and other environmental spending. See […]