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Farmers will use bigger hedges, healthier livestock and more precise pesticides to cut greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2040, union says

The National Farmers’ Union has has published a report on how the sector can reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040 - a decade ahead of the UK economy.  It aims to reduce emissions from farming practices, increase the ability of land to store more carbon, and focus on renewable products that remove carbon from the atmosphere.  British farms are responsible for around a tenth of UK greenhouse gas emissions, but only 10 per cent of their output is carbon dioxide.  Read more....

 

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