The impact of foot-and-mouth disease - farm is closed off during an outbreak at Oswestry in 1967.
The drive towards a robust agricultural sector continued after the war when food remained in short supply. The Labour government was faced with the immediate problem of reducing imports to relieve pressure on the balance of payments.
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- Howkins, A., The Death of Rural England A Social History of the Countryside since 1900 (London and New York: Routledge, 2003)