Farmers are fighting a losing battle against the impact of coastal erosion

Aug 13 2019 Posted: 13:14 CDT
Farmers in the south-east are fighting a losing battle against the impact of coastal erosion. Dr Eugene Farrell featured in an article in the Independent Farming feels that farmers will find it hard to "fight the economics of coastal erosion". It's very expensive to protect farmland from coastal erosion, especially if it will have to be replaced every few years. Authorities have to make decisions about who to protect. He explains that a number of farmers also feel very threatened by the loss of their land and that it is also impacting them emotionally. 

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