As Prime Minister Gordon Brown would do well not to forget that he has rural roots

Tasker, Johann
June 2007
Farmers Weekly;6/29/2007, Vol. 146 Issue 26, p16
Trade Publication
The article reports that new British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is being urged to recognise the importance of agriculture in combating climate change. Industry leaders and rural lobby groups called on Brown to help farmers mitigate the economic and environmental effects of global warming. Deputy chief executive of NFU Scotland James Withers said that the effect of climate change are already putting pressures on agricultural land. NFU president Peter Kendall believed that the government should encourage on-farm biomass plants and biogas units.


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