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UK organic sales outperforming non-organic

UK organic sales outperforming non-organic
26-09-2014 07:13 AM | News, Organic, Produce, Supermarkets
UK organic sales outperforming non-organic
The UK's organic grocery market is showing accelerated growth and outperforming non-organic sales in supermarkets, according to new figures released b...
23-09-2014 08:05 AM | Dairy, Finance, News, Supermarkets
Pressure on milk prices: Dairy Crest to cut 260 jobs
Dairy Crest will close two factories, in what it calls a 'challenging trading environment', which will put 260 jobs at risk. "Our Dairies operation...
19-09-2014 07:05 AM | News, Supermarkets, Meat Processing
Vets prefer to buy British meat
Vets across Britain really care about where their meat, fish, dairy products and eggs come from, with an overwhelmingly majority buying British. To...
18-09-2014 04:27 AM | News, Sheep, Supermarkets
Farmers concerned over lack of lamb promotion
NFU Cymru and Welsh sheep farmers said they were concerned that some retailers are still failing to back Welsh farming and are not giving Welsh lamb p...
12-09-2014 05:18 AM | News, Sheep, Supermarkets
Retailers urged to back British lamb
The National Farmers' Union have said retailers must do more to promote British lamb in its peak season. The NFU and British sheep farmers are con...
11-09-2014 08:24 AM | Dairy, News, Supermarkets
Dairy crisis meeting planned after price crash
In the wake of very gloomy times ahead for British dairy, Farmers for Action have organised a series of crisis meetings which senior figures in the NF...
11-09-2014 02:48 AM | Produce, Supermarkets, Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
EU suspends Russian trade ban emergency measures
The European Commission has today suspended the emergency market measures for perishable fruit and vegetable markets announced on August 18 in the wak...
Minister's back Food Crime Unit after horsemeat scandal
The UK is to have a Food Crime Unit to fight fraudulent food trade after the recommendations in the Elliott report, commissioned after the horse meat ...
04-09-2014 08:30 AM | News, Poultry, Supermarkets
German supermarkets demand return to GMO-free poultry
Germany’s top supermarkets have delivered a blow to the biotech industry by forcing the German poultry industry to return to the use of non-GMO feed. ...
04-09-2014 08:22 AM | Produce, Shows and Events, Supermarkets, News
Red Tractor joins food festival celebrations
Red Tractor Assurance (RTA) joined thousands of hungry festival goers last week as The Big Feastival opened its gates. Hosted by Alex James and Ja...
29-08-2014 03:29 AM | Dairy, Finance, News, Produce, Supermarkets
EU announces emergency support after Russian ban
The European Commission has announced today that it will open Private Storage Aid for butter, Skimmed Milk Powder (SMP) and certain cheeses in order t...
28-08-2014 07:26 AM | News, Produce, Supermarkets
NFU extends monitoring of Russian ban impact
NFU Scotland is to extend its regular monitoring of retail shop shelves to examine any impact that the Russian trade ban may have on prices or demand ...
25-08-2014 03:56 AM | Supermarkets, Cattle, Finance, News
Store cattle prices up, prime beef set to follow
The price store cattle are attracting at auction marts has improved by around £50 per animal over the last two weeks, according to reports from the Li...
20-08-2014 05:42 AM | Cattle, Meat Processing, News, Sheep, Supermarkets
Livestock farmers' 'confidence in jeopardy'
An excellent turnout of Monmouthshire livestock farmers attended an on-farm meeting held in Llansoy to raise their concerns on the future of the beef ...
19-08-2014 07:59 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, Produce, Supermarkets
Co-op announces £5m boost for producers
The Co-operative has announced a £5m boost for British farmers who supply its own-brand fresh meat, poultry and milk. The premiums will go to membe...
19-08-2014 03:22 AM | Meat Processing, News, Sheep, Supermarkets
HCC boosts demand for Welsh Lamb
Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) - launches a new trade and consumer marketing campaign this September. The new catchline for the market...
15-08-2014 05:50 AM | Cattle, News, Supermarkets
Union slams retailers' short-term vision for beef
Scottish farmers’ share of the retail price of beef is at its lowest level for almost five years. Farmgate prices for beef cattle hit record levels...
13-08-2014 05:13 AM | Supermarkets, Meat Processing, News, Sheep
Scottish lamb 'filling up shop shelves' ahead of campaign
With a major Scotch Lamb promotion due to be launched this month, NFU Scotland’s latest look at supermarket shelves has shown that they are finally st...
12-08-2014 03:07 AM | Cattle, News, Shows and Events, Supermarkets
Beef price top topic at Anglesey Show
Day one of the Anglesey Show is underway and the current beef price situation is putting the future of the Island’s beef farmers’ in jeopardy, NFU Cym...
Support an end to non-stun slaughter, vets urge party leaders
Party leaders in the United Kingdom have been urged to support a veterinary campaign to end non-stun slaughter. Writing to party leaders, Robin Har...
08-08-2014 03:10 AM | Arable, Cereal, News, Produce, Supermarkets
UK 'not self-sufficient' in food production, NFU warns
Britain would run out of food if it relied only on home-grown produce, the National Farmers' Union have warned. In 2013 the UK was 55 per cent self...
30-07-2014 05:29 AM | News, Produce, Supermarkets
Country of origin of foods study published
The Food Standards Agency is today publishing the results of a study to look at the origin of foods claiming to be from the UK and Ireland. The study ...
23-07-2014 12:58 PM | Cattle, Meat Processing, News, Supermarkets
No horse meat found in latest industry and EU testing
The latest round of industry and European Union (EU) testing published today found no horse meat DNA in meat products at or above the 1% reporting thr...
15-07-2014 17:05 PM | News, NFU, Supermarkets
Farmers hit out at Tesco over New Zealand lamb
NFU President, Meurig Raymond, has strongly criticised Tesco’s decision to heavily promote New Zealand lamb in the middle of the prime season for Brit...
UK farming policy needs overhaul to tackle future problems, report says
Major changes are needed to the UK's food and farming policy if it is to combat food poverty, obesity and environmental problems of the future, accord...
14-07-2014 11:05 AM | News, Organic, Produce, Supermarkets
Significant differences between organic and non-organic food, study shows
Organic crops and crop-based foods are up to 69% higher in a number of key antioxidants than conventionally-grown crops, according to a team of resear...
11-06-2014 06:39 AM | Cattle, News, Supermarkets
Beef representatives meet to discuss reduction in regulation
Representatives of English beef and lamb met with the minister responsible for Food and Agriculture, George Eustice MP, to discuss ending the splittin...
11-06-2014 05:57 AM | Cattle, News, Supermarkets
Beef 'top of the agenda' for UK farming unions
Farming union leaders from the whole of the UK have met in London for a Presidential Summit on the current beef situation. Discussing wide ranging ...
05-06-2014 12:40 PM | Cattle, Finance, News, NFU, Supermarkets
Farmers threaten protest over falling beef prices
The dramatic fall in the beef price over the past few months is a major concern for the livestock industry and pressure group Farmers for Action have ...
04-06-2014 08:51 AM | News, Supermarkets
Price competition cause slowdown in grocery market growth
The latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, published today for the 12 weeks ending 25 May 2014, show a slowdown in grocery market gr...
26-05-2014 03:03 AM | Cattle, Meat Processing, News, Supermarkets
Gap between beef retail and farmgate prices 'cannot continue'
NFU Cymru Livestock Board members have called on the rest of the supply chain to restore confidence and stability to the beef price following the dram...
22-05-2014 06:08 AM | Meat Processing, News, Supermarkets
Gloucestershire farmers launch meat traceability scheme
Two Gloucestershire farmers, Clifford Freeman and Matthew Rymer, have ignited a growing ‘Happerley Farmed’ movement among producers, butchers and chef...
20-05-2014 02:55 AM | Supermarkets, Cattle, News
Supermarkets warned to support British beef
FUW president Emyr Jones has written to UK supermarkets reiterating the need to support Welsh and British beef through loyalty and sustainable prices....
15-05-2014 01:56 AM | News, Supermarkets
Retailers face anonymous complaints if they breach grocery code of practice
Farmers and growers can now make anonymous reports of retailers suspected of breaching the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP) through a new sch...
14-05-2014 10:40 AM | Cattle, Meat Processing, News, Supermarkets
Halal meat labelling 'could fuel prejudice', says veterinary association
Calls to label meat products with information about animal welfare at slaughter could be hijacked by prejudice, according to the British Veterinary As...
12-05-2014 02:16 AM | Cattle, Finance, News, Supermarkets
'Beef prices must increase to ensure producer confidence' - FUW
A joint meeting of the Farmers' Union of Wales' livestock, wool and marts and the hill farming and marginal land committees has warned that action mus...
07-05-2014 09:47 AM | News, Supermarkets
Major retailers forced to change change strategy as growth slows
The British grocery market has grown just 1.9%, the lowest level for at least 11 years, according to latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel. This l...
29-04-2014 02:23 AM | Cattle, Meat Processing, News, Supermarkets
Dairy-produced beef under the spotlight
Beef production from the dairy herd to benefit the industry as a whole will come under the spotlight at this year's NBA Beef Expo. Beef Expo’s the...
23-04-2014 08:15 AM | Cattle, Meat Processing, News, Supermarkets
Beef industry 'needs long term investment', says NFU
The National Farmers' Union is calling on more people to eat British beef as production falls around four percent in recent times. The union is callin...
FSA confirms new European horse meat tests
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has confirmed details of a new round of tests of beef products for horse meat contamination. The tests have been reque...
09-04-2014 05:16 AM | Finance, News, Supermarkets
Losses for big four supermarkets, latest figures show
Latest grocery share figures have shown what appears to be a dramatic market slowdown, with growth of only 0.6%. Kantar Worldpanel estimates that E...
01-04-2014 05:19 AM | Produce, Supermarkets, News, NFU
NFU urged to encourage farmers to work with restaurants
Angelus Restaurant and Bar’s owner Thierry Tomasin is urging for more momentum from the NFU in the driving of local farmers to work more closely with ...
'Buy from local butchers', as National Butcher's Week begins
People are being encouraged to buy from their local butcher as part of National Butchers’ Week. This year’s awareness-raising campaign focuses on e...
17-03-2014 06:04 AM | Cattle, Finance, Meat Processing, News, Supermarkets
Meat consumption 'in decline' following rising costs and horsemeat scandal
Rising prices and the exposure of the horsemeat scandal in early 2013 have contributed to a declining demand for meat in the UK, according to a new ma...
14-03-2014 04:45 AM | Supermarkets, Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, Produce
MEPs object to new labelling rules
Parliament opposed the Commission's proposed definition of “engineered nanomaterials” – tiny particles added to foods – in a vote on Wednesday. MEPs s...
13-03-2014 01:51 AM | Market Reports, News, Organic, Supermarkets
Pressure on big four supermarkets 'intensifies'
The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel show new records set by Waitrose and Aldi as pressure on the big four supermarkets intensifies...
Harper Adams conference links farming, science and nutritional food value
Harper Adams University is set to host the 2014 Frank Arden Memorial Conference on 24 April, supported by the Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust. ...
06-03-2014 04:44 AM | Finance, News, NFU, Supermarkets
Supermarkets urged not to 'devalue food' with price wars
Supermarkets have been urged not to 'devalue food' by entering into price wars which have the potential to undermine British farmers, according to agr...
05-03-2014 04:51 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, Supermarkets
Diversification can help farmers increase income
Three free events are being staged next month to highlight how diversifying into horticulture can help farmers increase their income and meet a rising...
26-02-2014 02:49 AM | Meat Processing, News, Supermarkets
Supermarkets under pressure to sell more British food
Retailers should show more support to British farming by stocking more British food, National Farmers' Union President Peter Kendall said today. A ...
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