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Farmers call for new tech 7 February 2019

New tech needed for farmers to battle climate change, NFU says (via Farming UK)

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The NFU has called on government to support investment in new technologies to help farmers in the fight against climate change.

Technology will play an important role in increasing efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions stemming from the farming industry.

The union said farmers are ‘ready to play their part’ in the climate challenge, and are striving to achieve net zero emissions, reduce agricultural emissions and initiate negative emissions.

It comes as Westminster signals a shift to green farming policies after Brexit. Last year, Defra Secretary Michael Gove announced British farmers will receive money to make improvements to the environment under a new system of subsidies.

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