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Defra promises R&D package to boost innovation in farming

Focus will be on supporting research to improve the productivity, sustainability and resilience of farming

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has promised an R&D package aimed at boosting innovation in the farming industry.

In a policy update on the future of farming in the UK published on 26 February, as the Agriculture Bill reaches the committee stage of the House of Commons, the government said farmers and industry have called for “more effective collaboration between those who are experts in their academic fields, and farmers whose expertise is fields”.

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