Future of farming debated by experts at Fengrain conference

Paul Wilkinson addresses the Fengrain Conference.

Paul Wilkinson addresses the Fengrain Conference. - Credit: Archant

More than 150 experts attended a Fenland farming company’s first industry conference.

Wimblington based grain and storage company Fengrain staged the conference, which was led by their chairman Paul Wilkinson, at the Peterborough Arena.

The future of arable farming and food supply in the UK were debated.

Mr Wilkinson said: “Technical developments and the future of land prices seem to forecast that arable farming is in a fairly good place for the foreseeable future, as long as relative prices for grain are maintained.

“There are challenges to provenance in the food supply chain driven by consumer demand for cheap food so retailers need to ensure food security and transparency as a priority.

“Whilst there is still an imbalance in food supply across the globe, future demand for grain as a direct and indirect foodstuff will remain high.”

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