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Farmers use new techniques to reclaim ‘fresh country air’


Those living in rural areas and day trippers to the British countryside will be familiar with the pungent aroma lingering in the air after a farmer has been out muck-spreading – often ironically referred to as ‘that fresh country air’, it’s the by-product of the natural cow-poo, or slurry, used as fertilizer. However, a growing number of farmers are using more environmentally-friendly spreading techniques and in doing so, helping to reclaim the idea of ‘fresh country air’ and making it altogether sweeter smelling.

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