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Plans for the UK's biggest dairy farm will be scaled back after criticism from locals and animal rights groups. Nocton Dairy in Lincolnshire was to be home to 8,100 cows, but the farmer behind the development tells Anna Hill the new plans feature fewer animals, more space, and guarantees that all the cows will be allowed outdoors.

Every time you fill your car up, about 5% of the fuel comes from plants grown on farms. But Greenpeace tells Farming Today biofuels could vastly increase greenhouse gas emissions and are worse for the environment than fossil fuels. The National Farmers' Union disagrees and says growing crops for fuel doesn't have to mean less land for growing food.

And Farming Today hears predictions that the weekly shop will continue to get even more expensive. Mark Hill from Deloittes warns that global demand for wheat means food prices rises are here to stay.

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Tue 9 Nov 2010 05:45