Agri Politics

Prisoners to learn farming skills in vegetable growing scheme

Prisoners to learn farming skills in vegetable growing scheme

A trial scheme being run by a prison in Worcestershire, will see prisoners trained in growing vegetables and learning skills...

August 9, 2022

Defra announces chair for review of labour shortages in supply chain

Defra announces chair for review of labour shortages in supply chain

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has announced that John Shropshire will chair the independent review into...

August 3, 2022

NFU Cymru questions council decision to promote only non-dairy smoothies

NFU Cymru questions council decision to promote only non-dairy smoothies

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Cymru has met with Ceredigion County Council to raise its concerns over the local authority’s...

August 3, 2022

Charolais farmer joins NFU Scotland policy team

Charolais farmer joins NFU Scotland policy team

Charolais farmer Lucy McGillivray has joined the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Scotland to lead on issues around labour, employment, education,...

July 31, 2022

Defra opens £12.5m competition for sustainable farm-based proteins

Defra opens £12.5m competition for sustainable farm-based proteins

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is opening a £12.5 million competition to support research and innovation...

July 27, 2022

Future tree planting proposals must be ‘realistic’ – NFU Cymru

Future tree planting proposals must be ‘realistic’ – NFU Cymru

National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Cymru members have said that future tree planting proposals must be realistic and safeguard food production...

July 24, 2022

BPS payments to be issued to farmers

BPS payments to be issued to farmers

Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) advance payments are now being issued to farmers and will reach bank accounts in the coming...

July 19, 2022

FUW launches five-point plan to tackle rising farm costs

FUW launches five-point plan to tackle rising farm costs

The Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW) has launched a ‘five point plan’ for the UK government which it believes should...

July 18, 2022

Trade deals should not drive consumers to buy less sustainable meat – HCC

Trade deals should not drive consumers to buy less sustainable meat – HCC

It would be a “disastrous own goal” if the next round of international trade deals drove UK customers to buy...

July 18, 2022

‘Next PM should have a robust plan for the countryside’ – CLA

‘Next PM should have a robust plan for the countryside’ – CLA

Following the news of Boris Johnson’s resignation as Prime Minister today (Thursday, July 7), Mark Tufnell, president of the Country...

July 7, 2022

SFS must continue to provide stability for farmers – NFU Cymru

SFS must continue to provide stability for farmers – NFU Cymru

NFU Cymru has stated that it is pleased that the Welsh government has recognised the need for a universal set...

July 6, 2022

FUW raises concerns with some details of the  Sustainable Farming Scheme

FUW raises concerns with some details of the Sustainable Farming Scheme

The Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW) says the latest Welsh government Sustainable Farming Scheme proposals are ‘on the right track’...

July 6, 2022

Eustice announces funding for  farm-based proteins

Eustice announces funding for farm-based proteins

Environment Secretary George Eustice has announced further funding for research projects that will help boost farmers’ businesses and help improve...

June 30, 2022

Eustice selects new chair of Environment Agency

Eustice selects new chair of Environment Agency

Environment Secretary George Eustice has selected Alan Lovell DL as the government’s preferred candidate to succeed Emma Howard Boyd as...

June 28, 2022

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...

June 26, 2022

NFU Scotland to take policy show online

NFU Scotland to take policy show online

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Scotland is inviting those who were unable to take part in the Union’s roadshow tour...

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