Agri Politics

Government introduces new badger vaccination licence

Government introduces new badger vaccination licence

A new and simplified licence for vaccinating badgers has been rolled out today (Thursday, May 26), as part of government...

May 26, 2022

Genetic Technology Bill ‘serious step back’ for animal welfare – RSPCA

Genetic Technology Bill ‘serious step back’ for animal welfare – RSPCA

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) has said that the Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill...

May 25, 2022

Welsh petition to stop purchase of farmland for tree planting

Welsh petition to stop purchase of farmland for tree planting

The Countryside Alliance has today (Wednesday, May 25) launched a petition calling on the Welsh Government and Natural Resources Wales...

May 25, 2022

Government introduces Genetic Technology Bill

Government introduces Genetic Technology Bill

Legislation in the form of the Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill, which aims to cut red tape and support the...

May 25, 2022

NFU Scotland hits the road to discuss future agricultural policy

NFU Scotland hits the road to discuss future agricultural policy

NFU Scotland are on the road with a series of 12 events to discuss future agricultural policy in Scotland. The...

May 22, 2022

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