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UK: County NFU gets glimpse of the farming future

Robots, vertical farming and virtual fencing could soon be the farming of the future according to the Future of Food 2040 report produced by the NFU.

Dr Andrea Graham, NFU head of policy services and author of the report, used her presentation at the recent Pembrokeshire county conference, to delve into the report’s findings and give farmers an insight into what their businesses could look like in 2040.

Dr Graham said: “With a new domestic agricultural policy on the horizon and the next climate change summit being hosted by the UK this year, it’s time for the industry to look forward and be optimistic about the part that British farmers can play in producing safe, quality, affordable food, for a growing population, in a sustainable way.

“An increase in the global population and the need to mitigate climate change will provide opportunities for British food and farming to increase productivity and reduce its impact on the environment through championing our climate friendly food.”

Read more at the Western Telegraph

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