Technology is key, farmers told

Farmers Sheep, Technology is Key to Potential of Farming - Santander UK

Farming minister George Eustice told the Northern Farming Conference that technology is the key to unlocking the potential of farming. Speaking at the event in Hexham, he said food and farming was central to the northern economy, employing over 70,000 people. Eustice added: 'Although there has been great pressure on farm incomes over the past 12 months, I believe the industry has a good future and technological advances will help British farmers improve their productivity and make the industry more resilient and better placed to deal with pests and diseases.' Gordon Whitford, Regional Agriculture Director of HSBC, urged producers across the board to do more to monitor their costs and performance. It was an issue in the industry that not enough people were benchmarking in order to understand their competitive position, he warned.


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