Relax water restrictions imposed on farmers - or risk food shortages and spiralling prices. That's the blunt message to the Water Minister. A summit has been looking at the threat to food production in the South posed by climate change and the increasing risk of drought.
Farmers say complex rules limiting the amount of water used on crops must be simplified or scrapped. This is despite a record wet summer. James Smith, chairman of the Kent National Farmers Union spoke to Meridian a little earlier.
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