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Sustainability to be discussed at Jersey's annual farming conference

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Jersey's annual Farming Conference gets underway this morning.

The theme is "smarter agriculture". It will focus on automation, water quality, sustainability, fertiliser placement and dairy farming's carbon footprint.

Keynote industry speakers from across the UK are attending the conference at the La Mare Estate.

Farmers have an increasingly important role in managing and protecting our environment and in making Jersey the special place it is. Debate about the various challenges of farming has intensified and this annual farming conference has become a real opportunity to consider current issues and share best practice.

– Economic Development Minister, Senator Lyndon Farnham