Question: if farming subsidies got slashed/scrapped, would any agricultural land, purely via 'market forces' be 'abandoned' to forestry/wilderness?
@douginamug I suspect it would happen in many places in France at least
@douginamug I would guess so. Lots of land in Eastern North America turned from farms back into forest in the Twentieth Century, essentially for economic reasons.
@douginamug I think not to forestry or wilderness, I think they'd be turned into housing estates and business parks really swiftly to recoup money.
To some degree, we'll see how that's going to work out in UK (certainly Scotland) soon enough :(
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