Government

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

Farmers now face £5,000 fine for offences against animals

Farmers now face £5,000 fine for offences against animals

Farmers who fail to properly care for livestock could now face fines up to £5,000, under legislation that became law...

April 28, 2022

Government urged to hurry along Animal Welfare Bill

Government urged to hurry along Animal Welfare Bill

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) is urging the government to put the Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill high on the...

April 28, 2022

Home Secretary urged to support police in tackling hare coursing

Home Secretary urged to support police in tackling hare coursing

Conservative MP Rob Butler has raised the issue of hare coursing in the House of Commons and urged Home Secretary...

April 27, 2022

Gov to cut tariffs on Ukrainian poultry imports

Gov to cut tariffs on Ukrainian poultry imports

The UK government is to cut tariffs on all goods from Ukraine to zero under the UK-Ukraine free trade agreement...

April 26, 2022

New measures to crack down on fly-tipping

New measures to crack down on fly-tipping

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has announced new measures to crack down on fly-tipping across the...

April 11, 2022

Greater consideration needed regarding Welsh farms – report

Greater consideration needed regarding Welsh farms – report

The overall takeaway of a new report published today (Thursday, April 7) is that greater consideration should be taken by...

April 7, 2022

EFRA report: Gov lacks understanding of issues facing farm sector

EFRA report: Gov lacks understanding of issues facing farm sector

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee has concluded that the UK government has not demonstrated a strong understanding...

April 6, 2022

£227m made available for Welsh rural economy

£227m made available for Welsh rural economy

The Welsh government is making £227 million available for the Welsh rural economy over the next three years, Rural Affairs...

April 1, 2022

UK-wide fuel duty cut of 5p/L from this evening

UK-wide fuel duty cut of 5p/L from this evening

Fuel duty across the UK will be cut by 5p/L, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak confirmed in his...

March 23, 2022

AHDB horticulture and potato levies to end in April

AHDB horticulture and potato levies to end in April

The UK government and the devolved government’s of Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland have agreed to end the statutory levy...

March 9, 2022

CLA calls for ‘broken planning system’ to change

CLA calls for ‘broken planning system’ to change

The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) has today (Monday, March 7) called on the government to overhaul its approach...

March 7, 2022