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14/01/2013

Farming Today takes a glimpse into a future which could have tractors driving themselves and robots pulling weeds. Anna Hill talks to a leading authority on precision farming, Professor Simon Blackmore, about the role technology could play in improving food security.
Anna also discusses the impact the possible closure of North Wales' biggest abattoir might have on the Welsh lamb industry. Welsh Country Foods is consulting on making its 350 staff redundant after losing a contract to supply ASDA. The abattoir is owned by Vion Foods which is pulling out of the UK.
And farmers warn the government that more money needs to be spent on research to find alternatives to pesticides - or food security could suffer.
Presenter: Anna Hill
Producer: Sarah Swadling.

12 minutes

Last on

Mon 14 Jan 2013 05:45
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