Good question here:
Will Cockbain, the National Farmers Union uplands spokesman, said the dry stone walls and grazed landscapes loved by many was dependent on farmers.
He said the alternative could be coniferous forests and wind turbines. But he said it was unlikely market forces would sustain hill farming.
"Society has to ask itself do we want the uplands to look like they do now?" he asked. "If the answer is yes then the system that manages them now needs to survive."
Indeed, not only a good question but the vital one. Do we want the uplands to remain as they are? And are we prepared to pay for it?
And what if the answer is no?