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Earth Trust charity support amid rising farmland costs

An Oxfordshire-based charity is renting out land to new businesses amid rising costs of farmland in the south of England.

Figures from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) show that by the end of June 2004 the cost of farmland in the South was just over £2,000 per acre. By July this year that price had risen to more than £7,000.

These rising costs have priced many out of the industry.

Charity Earth Trust, based in Little Whittenham, currently supports seven companies.

  • 11 Sep 2013