Dry Drayton farmer James Peck goes to Washington next week on the first part of a world study tour of the major areas of arable production. He has been awarded one of the 21 Nuffield Farming Scholarships made this year and will be investigating constraints on water and the increasing demand for fuel.
James, 33, is vice-chairman of Cambridgeshire Country Land & Business Association. He said, “We are at a crucial point for food production. We farmers are going to have to provide vastly more food for a rapidly growing world population and we shall have to do so under the restrictions of climate change.”