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Farming Today reports from the Oxford Farming Conference. We hear from the Secretary of State, Owen Paterson, on a flying visit to the conference between emergency meetings about floods. Outgoing president of the National Farmers Union, Peter Kendall, gives his own personal take on reforms to the Common Agricultural Policy, arguing that one size can't fit all when it comes to rural development. Irish agriculture minister, Simon Coveney, talks about the challenge of food security and the need to meet the growing demand of a global population which is expected to reach nine billion by 2050. And we pay a visit too to the "Oxford Real Farming Conference", whose delegates are opposed to big agri-business and argue for a different approach to farming.

Presented by Anna Hill. Produced in Oxford by Emma Campbell.

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Wed 8 Jan 2014 05:45