Aghast at the absurdities of agricultural policy, I did not include a chapter on the landscape of agriculture in the first edition of this book. Since then (1986) the situation in Europe has worsened, through the introduction of set-aside policies. But there is more debate about reform, and I have sought to apply the principles outlined in Part 1 of this book to the question of landscape planning in rural areas (Fig. 7.1). It may help to think of the task as country planning, rather than as agricultural planning.