What does the farm­ing sec­tor say?

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Dr Diane Mitchell, NFU chief en­vi­ron­ment ad­viser, in­sists that in­ci­dents are de­clin­ing: “The trend has been a de­cline in in­ci­dents from agri­cul­ture as a re­sult of good prac­tice and in­vest­ment in equip­ment.”

Farm­ers get a lot of stick, they get seen as anti-en­vi­ron­ment, anti-na­ture but most are the op­po­site to that. The cost of slurry stor­age is high and some­times farm­ers have no money to in­vest in in­fras­truc­ture. They get to the point where there is no stor­age space left and they look to cut cor­ners. Ben Briggs, ed­i­tor of Farm­ers Guardian

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