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Farmers and conservationists must unite over climate change

Chairman of UK farming organisation speaks at event on Isle of Man

The chairman of a UK farming organisation says the key to combating climate change lies in joining conservationists, farmers and the public in a united front.

Martin Lines is from the Nature Friendly Farming Network, a charity supported by a plethora of well-known names including the Wildlife Trusts, RSPB and Friends of the Earth.

At a recent event, he gave a talk to locals about conjoining farmers, habitat, nature and public support in a bid to champion farming traditions in a way that allows both nature and business to profit.  

With the British Climate Change Committee aiming to plant a billion trees and reduce meat and dairy consumption by 20% by 2050, many farmers could suffer.

However, Mr Lines supports the movement, saying it's all about balance:

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