Agri Politics

BAB celebrates its 50th anniversary

BAB celebrates its 50th anniversary

The four UK farming unions have marked a milestone of 50 years of the British Agriculture Bureau (BAB) being established...

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NFU Scotland to take policy show online

NFU Scotland to take policy show online

NFU Scotland is inviting those who were unable to take part in the Union’s roadshow tour earlier this month to...

June 25, 2022

Veterans receive funding for HGV driver training programme

Veterans receive funding for HGV driver training programme

The government will provide £100,000 in funding to get more veterans in HGV driving roles, Chancellor of the Duchy of...

June 22, 2022

UK to launch trade negotiations with Gulf countries

UK to launch trade negotiations with Gulf countries

Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan is launching free trade negotiations today (Wednesday, June 22) between the UK and the Gulf Cooperation...

June 22, 2022

Seed potato sale ban continues to ‘anger and frustrate growers’ – NFU Scotland

Seed potato sale ban continues to ‘anger and frustrate growers’ – NFU Scotland

The ongoing post-Brexit ban on selling seed potatoes to the valuable European market continues to anger and frustrate Scottish growers...

June 21, 2022

NFU welcomes new taskforce to tackle avian influenza

NFU welcomes new taskforce to tackle avian influenza

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) poultry board chair James Mottershead said that after the largest avian influenza (bird flu) outbreak...

June 20, 2022

‘Significant investment’ needed to make Food Strategy a success – RABDF

‘Significant investment’ needed to make Food Strategy a success – RABDF

The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) has welcomed the launch of the government’s Food Strategy but says significant...

June 14, 2022

£300m grant scheme launched for commercial electric vehicles

£300m grant scheme launched for commercial electric vehicles

The government is closing the plug-in car grant scheme to new orders after supporting the sale of nearly half a...

June 14, 2022

Non-intensive farming a ‘key part’ of fixing food system problems

Non-intensive farming a ‘key part’ of fixing food system problems

Securing the future of non-intensive sustainable agriculture in the UK is a key part of the answer to current debates...

June 13, 2022

Government launches first-ever Food Strategy

Government launches first-ever Food Strategy

Plans to drive innovation and harness pioneering technology in farming will be set out today (Monday, June 13) as part...

June 13, 2022

Scottish businesses urged to beware of tax on single-use plastic

Scottish businesses urged to beware of tax on single-use plastic

From June 1 there has been a ban placed on what have been referred to by the Scottish government as...

June 12, 2022

Review of NVZ regulations reflects industry concerns – NFU Cymru

Review of NVZ regulations reflects industry concerns – NFU Cymru

A Senedd committee inquiry report into the Control of Agricultural Pollution Regulations 2021, which introduced a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone (NVZ)...

June 8, 2022

NFU Scotland calls for proper border checks on imported pigmeat

NFU Scotland calls for proper border checks on imported pigmeat

The spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) into a new area of Europe has sparked fresh calls from NFU Scotland...

June 7, 2022

Nation is at ‘high risk’ of a food crisis – NFU

Nation is at ‘high risk’ of a food crisis – NFU

The nation is at high risk of a food crisis if the government does not act fast and support British...

June 7, 2022

£31m funding invested to reduce fossil fuel usage

£31m funding invested to reduce fossil fuel usage

Over £31 million in new government funding will support industry to reduce its reliance on fossil fuel and slash carbon...

June 6, 2022

UK to introduce ban on ivory trade

UK to introduce ban on ivory trade

A near total ban on the import, export and dealing of items containing elephant ivory comes into force today in...

June 6, 2022

£160m funding boost given for road projects

£160m funding boost given for road projects

Motorists, pedestrians and cyclists will benefit from reduced congestion and improved connectivity through £160.8 million investment for four major road...

June 5, 2022

Calls for Scottish gov to bring forward support payments

Calls for Scottish gov to bring forward support payments

A number of agricultural and rural organisations in Scotland have written, signed and sent a letter to government, calling for...

May 26, 2022