Farm minister Jim Paice has recently warned that he will consider compulsory legislation if farmers do not take the Campaign for the Farmed Environment more seriously.
The campaign, which covers England only, was set up by the industry 15 months ago as a voluntary alternative to a compulsory set-aside replacement.
It aims to increase the amount of English farmland in voluntary environmental management by 30,000ha (74,000 acres).
Farmers Weekly decided to ask delegates attending the NFU Conference in Birmingham for their views on the campaign.
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