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Farmers’ views sought in government consultation on plant biosecurity

Farmers’ views sought in government consultation on plant biosecurity

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), Scottish and Welsh governments have today (Tuesday, September 21) launched a 10-week...

September 21, 2021

Cabinet reshuffle: Johnson trades Truss for Trevelyan

Cabinet reshuffle: Johnson trades Truss for Trevelyan

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has swapped Liz Truss for Anne-Marie Trevelyan as the new Secretary of State for International Trade,...

September 16, 2021

Farmers’ views sought on post-Brexit food labelling standards

Farmers’ views sought on post-Brexit food labelling standards

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is seeking input on new labelling standards for produce now that...

September 13, 2021

Sturgeon’s programme for government 21/22 aims for a ‘greener Scotland’

Sturgeon’s programme for government 21/22 aims for a ‘greener Scotland’

In the 2021 to 2022 Scottish programme for government, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has set out to aim for a...

September 8, 2021

HGV driver shortage: West Midlands farmers dumping milk

HGV driver shortage: West Midlands farmers dumping milk

Farmers in the UK are having to offload their milk in their own ways, due to the current lorry driver...

September 7, 2021

Forestry director given 11-year ban after fraudulently claiming £635,000

Forestry director given 11-year ban after fraudulently claiming £635,000

A Birmingham-based forestry director has been issued with an 11-year ban after fraudulently claiming £635,000 in government forestry grants. From...

March 5, 2021

NFUS presses new Defra minister on Brexit challenges

NFUS presses new Defra minister on Brexit challenges

Robert Goodwill, the new Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, toured two farms in Aberdeenshire, Scotland on Friday,...

April 8, 2019

Theresa May sits down to talk about future of farming at Welsh Winter Fair

Theresa May sits down to talk about future of farming at Welsh Winter Fair

Prime Minister Theresa May was among the many visitors through the gates on the second day of the Royal Welsh...

November 27, 2018

Welsh Basic Payments to remain unchanged for an extra year

Welsh Basic Payments to remain unchanged for an extra year

Welsh Rural Affairs Secretary Lesley Griffiths has confirmed Basic Payments Scheme (BPS) will remain unchanged for an extra year (2020)...

November 26, 2018

Gove to stay on as Defra Secretary as PM comes under pressure

Gove to stay on as Defra Secretary as PM comes under pressure

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has said he intends to stay in the position to get the job done. Gove has...

November 16, 2018

‘AHDB must give farmers value for money’ – CLA

‘AHDB must give farmers value for money’ – CLA

The roles and activities of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) need to be reviewed, according to the Country...

November 11, 2018

Defra seeks ‘environmentally-sound’ farming in new strategy

Defra seeks ‘environmentally-sound’ farming in new strategy

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has set down a new environmental strategy, in which it outlines...

November 5, 2018

Grant funding on the way for computerised calf feeders

Grant funding on the way for computerised calf feeders

Farmers looking to get their hands on computerised calf feeders may soon be able do so, thanks to a new...

November 2, 2018

Farming unions underline vision for the future

Farming unions underline vision for the future

The presidents of the four farming unions have described their shared ambitions for the future of farming in the UK,...

November 2, 2018

NFU seeks urgent Number 10 meeting to save farming from a no-deal crash out

NFU seeks urgent Number 10 meeting to save farming from a no-deal crash out

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) is seeking an urgent meeting with the highest level of Government, after the lack of...

October 19, 2018

Advisory body to lay out fate of post-Brexit farm support

Advisory body to lay out fate of post-Brexit farm support

A newly-formed independent panel is set to look at how funding supports the needs of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern...

October 16, 2018

Ministers host agri-tech discussions with key global investors

Ministers host agri-tech discussions with key global investors

Global leaders in the agri-tech sector this week discussed opportunities for further industry investment, at a roundtable hosted by the...

October 13, 2018

Further £30 million granted for scheme to help farmers boost productivity

Further £30 million granted for scheme to help farmers boost productivity

Further rounds of funding for a popular small grants scheme which helps farmers buy equipment to boost productivity and increase...

October 11, 2018