Agri Politics

NFU Scotland recruits new national operations manager

NFU Scotland recruits new national operations manager

James Buchanan joined NFU Scotland this week, taking on the newly created role of national operations manager. He will be...

January 17, 2022

NFU Scotland expands its policy team

NFU Scotland expands its policy team

Lisa Hislop joined NFU Scotland this week, taking on the newly created role of policy assistant. She will work across...

January 15, 2022

Temporary emergency pesticide authorisation approved to protect sugar beet

Temporary emergency pesticide authorisation approved to protect sugar beet

Defra has approved an emergency temporary authorisation for the use of a neonicotinoid pesticide treatment on the 2022 sugar beet...

January 14, 2022

UK begins trade deal negotiations with India

UK begins trade deal negotiations with India

The UK and India will launch negotiations on an Free Trade Agreement at an event in New Delhi. International Trade...

January 13, 2022

Government launches new wildlife protection consultation

Government launches new wildlife protection consultation

Plans to ensure wildlife can be better protected and enhanced in developments have been set out in a consultation launched...

January 11, 2022

‘Farmers in England are extremely concerned about the development of ELMs’ – NFU

‘Farmers in England are extremely concerned about the development of ELMs’ – NFU

A new report from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) into Defra’s new Environmental Land Management schemes (ELMs) echoes farmers’ concerns...

January 10, 2022

NFU Scotland moves 2022 AGM online

NFU Scotland moves 2022 AGM online

NFU Scotland has taken the difficult decision to move its 2022 AGM and conference, scheduled for early February, to an...

January 8, 2022

Change will be needed to meet climate ambitions – Eustice

Change will be needed to meet climate ambitions – Eustice

On the opening day of the Oxford Farming Conference, agricultural ministers from England, Northern Ireland and Wales shared their different...

January 7, 2022

NFU welcomes government clarity on nature recovery schemes

NFU welcomes government clarity on nature recovery schemes

National Farmers Union (NFU) Vice President Tom Bradshaw has said that “British farmers are proud to produce climate-friendly food to...

January 6, 2022

ELM schemes an ‘important point’ in ag policy development – CLA

ELM schemes an ‘important point’ in ag policy development – CLA

The president of the Country Land and Business Association (CLA), Mark Tufnell, has said that today’s announcement of two new...

January 6, 2022

Government unveils plans to restore 300,000ha of habitat across England

Government unveils plans to restore 300,000ha of habitat across England

The government has unveiled the next stages of its plan to reward farmers and landowners for actions which benefit the...

January 6, 2022

Welsh government to implement animal health and welfare plan

Welsh government to implement animal health and welfare plan

Enhancing standards in a way which safeguards trade and builds a more sustainable farming sector are key to the Welsh...

January 4, 2022

Retail demand a boost but caution needed on trade deals – Smith

Retail demand a boost but caution needed on trade deals – Smith

Catherine Smith, the chair of Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has issued an upbeat New Year message...

January 2, 2022

‘The past 12 months have thrown everything at us’ – Batters

‘The past 12 months have thrown everything at us’ – Batters

National Farmers Union (NFU) President Minette Batters has said that the past 12 months have thrown everything at us, from...

January 1, 2022

UK government announces major expansion of heat networks

UK government announces major expansion of heat networks

UK homes, university residences and public buildings will benefit from cleaner, more affordable heat and energy, thanks to £19 million...

December 30, 2021

Seasonal Worker visa route to be extended until 2024

Seasonal Worker visa route to be extended until 2024

The Seasonal Worker visa scheme to allow seasonal workers to come to the UK will continue, but the government has...

December 24, 2021

NFU Cymru welcomes news of £238m in BPS payments

NFU Cymru welcomes news of £238m in BPS payments

NFU Cymru has warmly welcomed the announcement from the Minister for Rural Affairs that BPS (Basic Payment Scheme) payments to...

December 23, 2021

NSA astonished by detrimental impact of UK-Australia deal to farms

NSA astonished by detrimental impact of UK-Australia deal to farms

The National Sheep Association (NSA) has said it is “astonished” by the government’s dismissal of the “detrimental impact” the recently...

December 22, 2021