DEFRA announces major release of UK datasets on agriculture and food

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Today the Secretary of State announces the unprecedented release of at least 8,000 UK datasets across the agriculture and food sectors, putting Britain at the front of the open data revolution and helping the food and farming sectors to realise their true economic potential.

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DEFRA holds millions of data files worth billions of pounds to British people and the economy.  This release will allow entrepreneurs to use previously hidden information to grow their businesses in agriculture and food, whether it is to find the best soils for English wines or to check the supply chain in fisheries. This release goes further too, in providing access for people to find out environmental information for leisure activities including beach cleanliness for swimmers and river flows for watersports.

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See the announcement made this morning, 25 June 2015 to a gathering of expert stakeholders in open data and agriculture, including GODAN.

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