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Concern over ‘growing disparity’ in farm support measures in Ireland

Concern over ‘growing disparity’ in farm support measures in Ireland

Sinn Féin agriculture spokesperson, Declan McAleer, has said he is deeply concerned at what he calls the growing disparity in...

May 25, 2022

Organisations sign new Public Engagement in Plant Health Accord

Organisations sign new Public Engagement in Plant Health Accord

A total of 29 organisations, including the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), the National Farmers’ Union (NFU),...

May 23, 2022

Defra and FC open £5.8m tree-health laboratory

Defra and FC open £5.8m tree-health laboratory

A state-of-the art laboratory that will conduct research into tree pests and diseases has been officially opened today (Friday, May...

May 13, 2022

Defra consultation on AHDB labelled ‘abysmal’ by group

Defra consultation on AHDB labelled ‘abysmal’ by group

A group of campaigners has criticised a recently published Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) consultation for its ‘abysmal’...

March 14, 2022

Total income from farming in England decreases by 10%

Total income from farming in England decreases by 10%

The Total Income from Farming (TIFF) for England in 2020, when adjusted for inflation, is 10% lower than the TIFF...

February 10, 2022

Defra to host webinars giving bird flu update and advice

Defra to host webinars giving bird flu update and advice

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has announced a series of webinars to inform bird keepers and...

December 16, 2021

New Defra office set for Newcastle upon Tyne

New Defra office set for Newcastle upon Tyne

A new core Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) office is set for Newcastle upon Tyne, the government...

November 19, 2021

Defra/UKRI funds project to reduce the environmental impact of ammonia emissions from livestock

Defra/UKRI funds project to reduce the environmental impact of ammonia emissions from livestock

A new project to reduce the environmental impact of ammonia emissions from livestock has been awarded £600k funding from the Department...

November 1, 2021

Animal rights activists scale Defra building calling for ‘plant-based future’

Animal rights activists scale Defra building calling for ‘plant-based future’

Animal rights activists have scaled the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) building in London, advocating for government to...

October 26, 2021

Farming Innovation Programme launched to boost the future of farming

Farming Innovation Programme launched to boost the future of farming

A new long-term funding programme to support farmers, growers, foresters and other businesses to embrace innovative new ways to maximise...

October 20, 2021

Eustice rules out nationalisation of UK CO2 production

Eustice rules out nationalisation of UK CO2 production

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) Secretary George Eustice has ruled out any prospect of the government nationalising...

September 27, 2021

Eustice confirms the importance of farming and food in Northern Ireland

Eustice confirms the importance of farming and food in Northern Ireland

Day two of Balmoral Show was marked by Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) Secretary of State George...

September 24, 2021

Unauthorised veterinary medicine seized at Heathrow Airport

Unauthorised veterinary medicine seized at Heathrow Airport

Veterinary medicine not authorised for use in the UK have been seized at Heathrow Airport. The veterinary medicines were imported...

September 3, 2021

Mexican market access worth up to £50 million to British pork producers

Mexican market access worth up to £50 million to British pork producers

Access to the Mexican market could be worth up to £50 million to British pork producers in the first five...

September 2, 2021

Gloucester TB-positive alpaca destroyed, Defra confirms

Gloucester TB-positive alpaca destroyed, Defra confirms

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has confirmed a Gloucester-based alpaca that tested positive twice for bovine...

August 31, 2021

UK’s landmark Environment Bill strengthened to halt biodiversity loss by 2030

UK’s landmark Environment Bill strengthened to halt biodiversity loss by 2030

The UK government has strengthened its commitment to protect the environment for future generations with new amendments to the landmark...

August 31, 2021

Defra policy update is a ‘missed opportunity’ – TFA

Defra policy update is a ‘missed opportunity’ – TFA

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has conveyed its dismay at the government’s latest policy announcement at the end of June,...

July 6, 2021

UK and New Zealand agree to ‘accelerate’ trade talks

UK and New Zealand agree to ‘accelerate’ trade talks

Trade talks between the UK and New Zealand have stepped up a gear, with reports “strong progress” has been made...

June 18, 2021