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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

TAC’s advice sought on UK-NZ trade deal

TAC’s advice sought on UK-NZ trade deal

Secretary of State for International Trade, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, has written to the Trade and Agriculture Commission (TAC) to request advice...

March 4, 2022

Scotland’s new hunting bill will compromise the livelihoods of farmers – SCA

Scotland’s new hunting bill will compromise the livelihoods of farmers – SCA

The Scottish Countryside Alliance (SCA) is accusing the Scottish government of “compromising the livelihoods of farmers” with the introduction of...

February 25, 2022

Gov to invest £200m in fight against zoonotic diseases

Gov to invest £200m in fight against zoonotic diseases

Environment Secretary George Eustice has today (Wednesday, February 16) confirmed that the government is investing £200 million in the fight...

February 16, 2022

Defra’s new Lump Sum Exit Scheme

Defra’s new Lump Sum Exit Scheme

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has announced a new Lump Sum Exit Scheme for farmers who...

February 9, 2022

Silage wrap to be exempt from proposed plastic tax

Silage wrap to be exempt from proposed plastic tax

Plastic film, used by many farmers and crofters to produce silage bales, is to be exempt from the proposed plastic...

January 27, 2022

Agriculture Partnership launched to tackle UK-wide issues

Agriculture Partnership launched to tackle UK-wide issues

The government has today (Thursday, January 27) launched the UK Agriculture Partnership (UKAP), a new forum which will bring together...

January 27, 2022

New powers to research gene editing in plants

New powers to research gene editing in plants

New legislation will be put in place to cut unnecessary red tape for gene editing, the Department for Environment, Food...

January 20, 2022

15 cattle removed from Limousin society herdbook

15 cattle removed from Limousin society herdbook

The British Limousin Cattle Society (BLCS) has removed 15 cattle from its herdbook on the back of concern from government....

January 12, 2022

New legislation to tackle illegal hare coursing

New legislation to tackle illegal hare coursing

Plans to strengthen the powers to tackle hare coursing were set out by government today (Tuesday, January 4). The amendments...

January 4, 2022

Seasonal Worker news a ‘big disappointment’ – NFU Scotland

Seasonal Worker news a ‘big disappointment’ – NFU Scotland

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Scotland has said it is disappointed in today’s (December 24) news that the Seasonal Worker visa...

December 24, 2021

NSA astonished by detrimental impact of UK-Australia deal to farms

NSA astonished by detrimental impact of UK-Australia deal to farms

The National Sheep Association (NSA) has said it is “astonished” by the government’s dismissal of the “detrimental impact” the recently...

December 22, 2021

Trade Secretary seeks Ag commission advice on Australia deal

Trade Secretary seeks Ag commission advice on Australia deal

Secretary of State for International Trade Anne-Marie Trevelyan, who last week signed the UK-Australia Free Trade Agreement (FTA), has written...

December 20, 2021

Welsh budget: Rural Affairs spending to increase

Welsh budget: Rural Affairs spending to increase

Government expenditure for the rural affairs department of the Welsh government is set to increase incrementally over the next three years....

December 20, 2021