Wednesday, July 11, 2018

'Policy is coming home'

Harrogate: That was the message from NFU Deputy President Guy Smith at the Future Farmers of Yorkshire meeting on how to succeed post-Brexit at the Great Yorkshire Show today. Policy was going to be made back in the UK for the first time in 40 years.

Government had to help farmers to harness new technology and boost productivity. Farming was essentially a risky business. One was never sure of the value added going forward. That was why governments helped farmers across the world.

In discussion it was noted that people's relationship with food was changing. Nutrition had to be embedded as a value in food.

It was possible to under estimate the resilience or extent of innovation in the sector.

I will post the text of my talk later in the week.

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