Well there’s progressive. Ms Batters of the NFU is leading their new greener image. This article tells us:

British farmers must aim to effectively cut out all greenhouse gas emissionswithin the next two decades, according to the head of the National Farmers’ Union (NFU).

In a speech at the Oxford Farming Conference, NFU president Minette Batters said such ambitious measures were essential to compete with other nations on green standards.

She said emissions must reach “net zero” by 2040, meaning any remaining gases produced are removed from the atmosphere.

Agriculture is a major contributor to climate change, and is responsible for 10 per cent of the UK’s greenhouse gases.

Farm emissions come not only from CO2, but also from methane and nitrous oxides released by livestock and fertilisers.

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