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Selling ecosystem services could offer an untapped commercial opportunity to landowners as part of a post-Brexit farming policy, says the Country Land and Business Association (CLA). Making use of “natural capital” would mean creating a market so customers such as government could “buy” ecosystem services which are part of the public good, including clean water, flood prevention and soil quality. Launching the organisation’s plan for unlocking investment at this week’s CLA Rural Business Conference, president Ross Murray urged the government […]
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