Plant scientist© Rex Features
Better technology and a progressive approach to farming are vital if UK agriculture is to remain competitive and stay in business, NFU vice-president Guy Smith has warned. Volatile markets, unpredictable weather patterns and an overzealous approach by policy-makers to agriculture meant many farmers were understandably reluctant to invest in their businesses. But the climate of uncertainty must be overcome if producers were to meet rising demand for food. See also: Government unveils £160m Agritech Mr Smith said: “Farmers can weather-proof […]
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