The impact of extreme weather conditions on food production was top of the agenda in a meeting today between the president of the National Farmers Union, Sir Ben Gill, and bosses of UK supermarket chain Asda. They discussed the possibility of the food chain sharing higher quality long-range weather forecast information to enable all parts of the chain to plan ahead for bouts of extreme weather conditions, in order to enable farmers and processors to modify production processes to take into account changes in demand and growing conditions due to the weather.