IAN Howie’s letter, “Herefordshire farmers are being unfairly criticised” (Letters, May 25) reads like Charles Dickens, whose blend of truths is one trick to make a novel believable.

The letter mentions the carbon sequestration from grazing grass. But “carry on livestock farming” isn’t an option to tackle the urgent climate change now being sought.

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Letters should not exceed 250 words and local issues take precedence.

Sir Bill Wiggin spreads this minimum solution of pasture, although the dung beetle is important. The big picture is that 55 per cent of life is actually found in tropical rain forests and that only covers two per cent of land on Earth.

Our own temperate rainforest in the British Isles is a massive carbon sequestration.

“No farmers (with trees). No food (under water).”