Food and farming key to Britain's economic future

Environment Secretary hails role of British agriculture in Oxford Farming Conference speech.

Britain has the land, technology and entrepreneurial flair to lead the world in food and farming, Elizabeth Truss said today.

Speaking at the Oxford Farming Conference, the Environment Secretary said the £100 billion industry was at the core of the government’s long-term economic plan and detailed the actions being taken to ensure a flourishing future for British food and farming.

This includes promoting British exports, cutting red tape and better protecting our country from animal and plant disease to make a real, practical difference to farmers’ working lives.

Read full article here