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News Reports from the National Farmers Union Conference in London 18 - 19 February

by 5m Editor
21 February 2008, at 12:00am

This week the UK's National Farmers Union (NFU) celebrated its centenary by holding a two day conference in London. But rather than dwelling on the last one hundred years of farming practise the conference, 'Growing for Another Century', peered into the future of the agricultural sector.

The conference saw keynote speeches from Agriculture Minister, Hilary Benn, Conservative Leader David Cameron, the Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg and the Energy Minister Malcolm Wicks. ThePoultrySite Senior Editor, Chris Harris, reports from the National Farmers' Union annual conference.

Below are featured all the articles from the conference.

Finding a Role Battling Climate Change
Farmers have a large role to play in combating climate change, according to energy minister Malcolm Wicks.

Giving Customers What They Want
Giving customers what they want and demand is a lesson the farming community needs to heed, was the message from Lucy Neville-Rolfe, executive director at Tesco.

Conservative Leader Warns over Food Crunch
Food security must be a priority, Conservative Party leader David Cameron told the NFU's centenary conference.

Shared Responsibility to Meet Threats
Farmers and the Government have a shared moral responsibility to make the most of the potential of British farming, in a world increasingly threatened by food shortages and climate change.

Bluetongue Vaccine Made Available
The British Government is to press ahead with a full voluntary vaccination programme to counter the threat of bluetongue.

Call for Action of Bovine TB and BadgersThe British Government came under fire this week from the farming sector over its handling of the spread of bovine tuberculosis across the country.

February 2008