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‘Tory leadership candidates must prioritise rural communities’

‘Tory leadership candidates must prioritise rural communities’

As the Conservative Party leadership contest accelerates, the Countryside Alliance is emphasising the importance of candidates prioritising rural communities. Chief...

July 14, 2022

Steve Double to replace Churchill as Defra minister

Steve Double to replace Churchill as Defra minister

Steve Double has been appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs...

July 11, 2022

Wales: Sustainable Farming Scheme proposals published

Wales: Sustainable Farming Scheme proposals published

Minister for Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths has published the Welsh Government’s proposals for the Sustainable Farming Scheme (SFS). The Sustainable...

July 7, 2022

Defra minister among those resigning

Defra minister among those resigning

Jo Churchill, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), is among the...

July 6, 2022

Scotland: Views sought on Land Reform Bill

Scotland: Views sought on Land Reform Bill

The Scottish Government is seeking views on proposals for its new Land Reform Bill, which will be introduced by the...

July 4, 2022

Wales: Consultation launched on BVD-eradication scheme

Wales: Consultation launched on BVD-eradication scheme

A consultation on a proposal to introduce a compulsory scheme to eradicate Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) in Wales has been...

June 30, 2022

Welsh food and drink exports hit record high in 2021

Welsh food and drink exports hit record high in 2021

Welsh food and drink exports in 2021 reached a record high of £641 million, Rural Affairs Minister Lesley Griffiths has...

June 27, 2022

Report from Scotland’s food security taskforce published

Report from Scotland’s food security taskforce published

The findings of a taskforce set up to respond to any potential disruption to food security and supply, resulting from...

June 23, 2022

Scottish Parliament passes Good Food Nation Bill

Scottish Parliament passes Good Food Nation Bill

The Scottish Parliament has passed the Good Food Nation Bill after it went through the final stage (stage three) of...

June 16, 2022

‘I’d like to see government prioritising farming’ – Clarkson

‘I’d like to see government prioritising farming’ – Clarkson

TV personality Jeremy Clarkson has said that in the next parliament, he would like to see the government prioritising farming....

June 13, 2022

Woodland projects in England receive £6m from government

Woodland projects in England receive £6m from government

A range of woodland projects across England have received £6 million from the Trees Call to Action Fund to help...

May 30, 2022

Calls for Scottish gov to bring forward support payments

Calls for Scottish gov to bring forward support payments

A number of agricultural and rural organisations in Scotland have written, signed and sent a letter to government, calling for...

May 26, 2022

TB: RSPCA calls for cattle vaccination, not just badgers

TB: RSPCA calls for cattle vaccination, not just badgers

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) is calling on government to place focus on cattle-based...

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

Genetic Technology Bill welcomed by CLA and NFU

Genetic Technology Bill welcomed by CLA and NFU

Today’s announcement of the Genetic Technology Bill from the government is good news for the agricultural sector, environmentalists and consumers,...

May 25, 2022

Poots retains Stormont seat following Assembly election

Poots retains Stormont seat following Assembly election

Northern Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Edwin Poots has retained a seat in the Assembly, following the...

May 9, 2022

Direct Payments to be issued twice yearly going forward

Direct Payments to be issued twice yearly going forward

Direct Payments in England will be paid in two instalments each year for the remainder of the agricultural transition period,...

May 6, 2022

Prime Minister called on to reduce meat and dairy consumption

Prime Minister called on to reduce meat and dairy consumption

A charity has submitted a petition to 10 Downing Street, calling on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to introduce policies that...

May 5, 2022