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Tuesday, 5 June, 2001, 12:17 GMT 13:17 UK
Webcast: Ruthin

ISSUE: AGRICULTURE

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Britain's livestock has been decimated by the foot-and-mouth crisis, and the financial cost has already run into many billions of pounds.

In the past few years, farmers have also had to face BSE, swine fever and the adverse effects of a strong pound.

After a series of crises, is enough being done to help farmers in the UK? How can we ensure that tragedies like foot-and-mouth and BSE never happen again?

There is growing consumer interest in organic products. Is enough being done to promote organic farming methods? Is sustainable agriculture an attainable goal?

On 5 June, we discussed these and other issues in the market town of Ruthin.

Among those joining us was Richard Davies from the NFU, farmer Hywel Richards, and food manufacturer Rufus Carter.

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