National Farmers Union

‘The hard work will begin’ for strengthening the UK dairy sector

‘The hard work will begin’ for strengthening the UK dairy sector

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ (Defra’s) 12-week long consultation on “Contractual relationships in the UK dairy industry” closed...

September 16, 2020

Cost of rural crime rises 13% in Northern Ireland

Cost of rural crime rises 13% in Northern Ireland

Rural crime in Northern Ireland cost the UK economy £2.7 million (€3 million) in 2015 alone, according to the most...

July 17, 2017

British farmers warn of ‘dangerous’ disappearance of EU labour

British farmers warn of ‘dangerous’ disappearance of EU labour

The supply of seasonal workers required for a successful harvest in the UK is “already in danger” for the year...

July 12, 2017

British meat exports to the EU could face tariffs of 26% post-Brexit

British meat exports to the EU could face tariffs of 26% post-Brexit

British meat exports to the EU single market will face sizeable tariffs if the UK fails to negotiate a trade...

July 10, 2017

British farms ‘critically short’ of seasonal fruit and veg labour supply

British farms ‘critically short’ of seasonal fruit and veg labour supply

England and Wales have suffered a 17% decline in the number of seasonal workers required for the harvesting of fruit...

June 23, 2017

Controversial Gove gets top agri job in UK cabinet change

Controversial Gove gets top agri job in UK cabinet change

There has been mixed reaction across the water after Michael Gove was appointed UK Secretary of State for Environment, Food...

June 12, 2017

UK moves a step closer to accessing ‘lucrative’ US beef and lamb market

UK moves a step closer to accessing ‘lucrative’ US beef and lamb market

The UK has moved a step closer to exporting beef and lamb to the US following talks between the two...

April 24, 2016