FARMING MATTERS: Calls for government to support arable farmers
A mixed harvest demonstrates the need for government to drive arable productivity and efficiency through a new domestic agricultural policy.
This is the message from the National Farmers Union after its annual Harvest Survey revealed varied results for Britain’s arable farmers.
NFU combinable crops board chairman Mike Hambly said that the findings lay bare the importance of access to all the tools available, including plant protection products.
These are the treatments used to keep crops healthy by protecting them against pests and diseases. Also known as pesticides, PPPs are to plants the... read more
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