Respond now to fend off ?48m in farm costs

Riley, Jonathan
August 2007
Farmers Weekly;8/24/2007, Vol. 147 Issue 8, p46
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The article reports on the cost concern arising from the plans to impose stricter rules on water quality and to extend the area farmed as Nitrate Vulnerable Zone (NVZ) by the British Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). A National Farmers Union (NFU) spokesman stated that the proposal could be justified if it could produce an improvement in water quality that is proportionate to its estimated cost of up to £48 million a year. The proposed rules cover manure storage, crop nitrogen requirement and spreading techniques.


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