Single-issue policies pose threat to farming

Single-issue policy-making threatens to hamper the progress of UK agriculture as it seeks to deliver wholesome food and enhance the environment, according to David Caffall, chief executive of the Agricultural Industries Confederation.

Research has highlighted how the national output of wheat and pig herds could be reduced by up to a third due to changing policies including restrictions on pesticide use and legislative demands on feed quality and animal welfare.

Implementing new technology is critical.