The Telegraph

Modern farming is “not about shire horses and steam”, but about “systems and satellites”, Elizabeth Truss said today.

The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural insisted that British farming was one of the biggest success stories of the government, with “cutting edge technology” at “every stage of the supply chain.”

Speaking at the Tories’ annual conference in Birmingham, Miss Truss insisted that food and farming was “one of the fastest growing areas for entrepreneurs, whether they were using “GPS in tractors or automated celery rigs or Sainsbury’s employing an army of coders.”

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