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Agrimetrics, Egg farms in Wales, Future Food Award nominee

Big data is big news in agriculture, but the UK is being held back because the government charges for it. Agrimetrics hopes to bring government and industry together.

Big data is big news in agriculture but the UK is being held back because the Government charges. Agrimetrics is a body which hopes to bring Government, academics and industry together and their CEO David Flanders tells Charlotte Smith how this data can potentially save farmers an enormous amount of time, and Mathematician Hannah Fry outlines the importance of using and paying for data.

The Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales says that an explosion in poultry farms in Wales is a threat to the environment - Steffan Messenger visits a poultry farm in Newport to explore the issues.

The Farming Today Future Food Award winner is unveiled at the BBC Food and Farming Awards on June 13th and the first nominee is profiled today - John Letts is an academic-turned-arable farmer who's growing ancient grains in Buckinghamshire to turn into heritage flours. He believes this will help with crop resilience, pest control, and soil health.

Producer: Toby Field.

13 minutes