Agri Politics

New grant to boost domestic tree production opens

New grant to boost domestic tree production opens

A new £8.8 million fund to support domestic tree production in England has been opened by the Forestry Commission today...

May 19, 2022

APHA appoints new chief executive

APHA appoints new chief executive

David Holdsworth has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA). David started...

May 16, 2022

Zero emission HGVs to receive £200m funding boost

Zero emission HGVs to receive £200m funding boost

The world’s largest fleet of zero emission HGVs will take to UK roads through plans to achieve cleaner air and...

May 15, 2022

CLA welcomes planning overhaul in levelling up and regeneration bill

CLA welcomes planning overhaul in levelling up and regeneration bill

The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) welcomed the new planning measures outlined in the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill...

May 11, 2022

Import controls on plants postponed in policy U-turn

Import controls on plants postponed in policy U-turn

The government has announced that the remaining import controls on plants and plant products will no longer be introduced in...

May 8, 2022

FUW launches manifesto ahead of Welsh local elections

FUW launches manifesto ahead of Welsh local elections

The Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW) has launched its manifesto ahead of the 2022 Welsh local government elections which will...

April 29, 2022

Emergency legislation introduced on imports of pine and cedar trees

Emergency legislation introduced on imports of pine and cedar trees

Emergency legislation restricting the movement of pine and cedar trees into Great Britain to help protect against the imminent threat...

April 28, 2022

Defra appoints new JNCC board members

Defra appoints new JNCC board members

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) ministers have appointed Catherine Denholm and Tom Meagher as board members of...

April 25, 2022

Border checks delay has ‘serious implications’ – BVA

Border checks delay has ‘serious implications’ – BVA

Commenting on reports that the Prime Minister has indicated that post-Brexit checks on food imports from the EU to Great...

April 22, 2022

Government has ‘missed the opportunity’ with Australia FTA – NFU

Government has ‘missed the opportunity’ with Australia FTA – NFU

National Farmers Union (NFU) president Minette Batters has said that the government has “missed the opportunity” in regards to its...

April 17, 2022

Fertiliser changes are ‘positive for farmers’ – Batters

Fertiliser changes are ‘positive for farmers’ – Batters

National Farmers Union (NFU) President Minette Batters has said that farmers are experiencing “unprecedented costs when buying fertiliser, alongside tightening...

April 17, 2022

Government announces changes to fertilser use

Government announces changes to fertilser use

The government has announced steps to assist farmers with the availability of fertilisers for the coming growing season to help...

April 16, 2022

Over 300,000 homes protected by flood defences programme

Over 300,000 homes protected by flood defences programme

A £2.6 billion six-year programme of work dedicated to improving flood and coastal defences has exceeded its original targets by...

April 12, 2022

Griffiths makes on-farm visit to examine Welsh Lamb project

Griffiths makes on-farm visit to examine Welsh Lamb project

The Welsh government’s Rural Affairs Minister, Lesley Griffiths, has visited a farm near Rhayader in Powys which is part of...

April 10, 2022

TFA welcomes clarity on Farming Rules for Water

TFA welcomes clarity on Farming Rules for Water

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has welcomed the publication of Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) guidance to...

March 30, 2022

OF&G publishes new manifesto

OF&G publishes new manifesto

The largest certifier of organic land in the UK, OF&G (Organic Farmers and Growers) has published its manifesto ‘Championing organic...

March 29, 2022

NFU next generation forum calls for New Entrant Support scheme

NFU next generation forum calls for New Entrant Support scheme

The National Farmers Union (NFU) next generation forum is calling for an ambitious New Entrant Support scheme to empower a...

March 19, 2022

UK to phase out Russian oil imports

UK to phase out Russian oil imports

As a response to Russia’s invasion on Ukraine, the UK will phase out imports of Russian oil by the end...

March 9, 2022