William Kellett

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William Kellett

Journalism Intern

William Kellett is a third year Journalism and New Media student at the University of Limerick. He hails from Co. Meath and comes from a farming background on both sides of his family. Outside of writing he is a former winner of the Irish National Racing Driver of the Year award.

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NFU president meets prime minister in wake of Agriculture Bill defeat

NFU president meets prime minister in wake of Agriculture Bill defeat

National Farmers’ Union (NFU) president Minette Batters has met Prime Minister Boris Johnson, where she stressed the need for action...

Nationally important wildflower grasslands get increased protection

Nationally important wildflower grasslands get increased protection

Two nationally rare flower-rich grasslands have gained national protection in recognition of their national importance for wildlife, Natural England has...

‘This government sacrificed our industry at the altar’ – FUW

‘This government sacrificed our industry at the altar’ – FUW

The Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW) has reacted with anger and dismay at the House of Commons rejection to enshrine...

Drop in processing planting leads to third smallest potato area

Drop in processing planting leads to third smallest potato area

The total area of potato planted in Britain is the third lowest on record at 117.47k/ha, according to a revised...

NFU launches Landscape and Access report

NFU launches Landscape and Access report

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) is today (Wednesday, October 14) launching a new report which showcases the extensive role British...

‘The future of British food and farming is at stake’ – Batters

‘The future of British food and farming is at stake’ – Batters

MPs have rejected an amendment to the Agriculture Bill which would have enshrined food safety by law. The bill will...

Report: Women make up only 36% of meat industry workforce

Report: Women make up only 36% of meat industry workforce

A new international report has for the first time established how many women are working within the meat sector. It...

2021 Nuffield Farming Scholars announced

2021 Nuffield Farming Scholars announced

The Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust (NFST) has announced the appointment of the 2021 Nuffield Farming Scholars, who are to commence...

Agriculture Bill rejection leaves a ‘real risk’ to UK animal welfare standards – NSA

Agriculture Bill rejection leaves a ‘real risk’ to UK animal welfare standards – NSA

The National Sheep Association (NSA) has responded to the vote in the House of Commons on a Lords amendment to...

Agriculture Bill result ‘a bitterly disappointing outcome’ – NFU Scotland

Agriculture Bill result ‘a bitterly disappointing outcome’ – NFU Scotland

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Scotland has described the result of last night’s vote in the House of Commons on...

Successful first year for the Scottish Land Matching Service

Successful first year for the Scottish Land Matching Service

The Scottish Land Matching Service (SLMS), supported by the National Farmers’ Union Scotland (NFUS), has had a successful first year...

Agriculture Bill defeat a ‘severe blow’ for animal welfare – BVA

Agriculture Bill defeat a ‘severe blow’ for animal welfare – BVA

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has responded after a crucial clause that imposes a requirement for agricultural and food imports...

RCVS Council votes to extend temporary remote prescribing guidance

RCVS Council votes to extend temporary remote prescribing guidance

At its meeting last week (Thursday, October 8), the Council of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) voted to...

‘Denying MPs a vote on Trade Standards Commission is bad for democracy’ – TFA

‘Denying MPs a vote on Trade Standards Commission is bad for democracy’ – TFA

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has criticised a procedural manoeuvre, which will deny MPs the opportunity of voting on a...

Tractor demonstration takes place in London in protest of Agriculture Bill

Tractor demonstration takes place in London in protest of Agriculture Bill

A tractor demonstration is taking place in Westminster in London today (October 12) ahead of a vote on the controversial...

Farmers reminded that MOT extensions are set to expire

Farmers reminded that MOT extensions are set to expire

The National Farmers’ Union Scotland (NFUS) is urging farmers and crofters to keep planning ahead when it comes to vehicle...

Private sales on the rise in variable farmland market

Private sales on the rise in variable farmland market

Low supply, varied demand and uncertainty related to the potential impact of Brexit and Covid-19 continue to shape the farmland...

‘Fears over highly controversial food imports emphasise the need for legal guarantees’

‘Fears over highly controversial food imports emphasise the need for legal guarantees’

Scottish MPs are being urged not to compromise on the standards of food imports and scrutiny of future trade deals...