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Horsemeat scandal on agenda at NFU conference

Horsemeat scandal on the agenda at the NFU conference in Birmingham Credit: PA

The horsemeat scandal, the row over milk prices and the crop crisis will be on the agenda at the National Farmers' Union conference in Birmingham today.

The Tesco CEO Philip Clarke will tell the conference he wants to buy more meat from the UK after horsemeat was found in some of the supermarket's own brand beef products.

The Environment Secretary Owen Paterson will also be there to speak to concerned farmers from across the country.

They're worried about government funding, the effects of poor weather and rising feed costs.

More than 1000 farmers are expected at the event which is on at the International Convention Centre for the next two days.