NFU news around the UK

18 May 2019

Unions call for UK MEPs to 'understand and engage' with farmers

15 May 2019

They call for policies which allow farmers to 'continue to deliver'

Give farmers 'urgent' access to new general licences, NFU tells Gove

14 May 2019

NFU calls for GLs that are 'practical' and 'fit for purpose'

Up to 12 young people needed to represent NFU for one year

2 May 2019

The programme is open to people aged between 18 and 26

Farmers aim for net zero emissions by 2040 as new UK target released

2 May 2019

Farmers are aiming to reach net zero emissions by 2040

NFU raises concerns over Phase 2a of HS2 project

1 May 2019

NFU has petitioned on HS2 additional provisions for farmers affected

Agri-food sector now worth £122bn to UK economy

19 April 2019

Data shows agri-food sector increased from £113bn to nearly £122bn in 2017

NFU raises concerns over delayed 2017 payments to 4,000 farmers

9 April 2019

The union said it is 'unacceptable' that farmers await 2017 payments

Children to learn about setting up farm businesses with new initiative

8 April 2019

Children will go through the process of setting up their own farm business

'Hugely damaging': NFU Scotland highlights Brexit uncertainty to Defra minister

8 April 2019

The union said uncertainty has been 'hugely damaging' to farmer confidence

Welsh farmers 'concerned' over proposals to shake up public land access

7 April 2019

Changes could see ‘thrill-seekers’ being granted increased rights on farmland

Farming leaders welcome latest Brexit bill looking to extend Article 50

5 April 2019

The bill was approved by just one vote late on Wednesday night

Brexit impasse causing 'huge anxiety' for British farmers, NFU says

30 March 2019

It comes as the Prime Minister is defeated on part of her Brexit deal

'Highly respected': Tributes paid to former NFU President Sir David Naish

29 March 2019

Sir David Naish has died at the age of 78

NFU President to raise money to help African farmers build businesses

28 March 2019

Eastern African farmers are struggling to get by as they lack tools

'Paramount importance' Co-op is held to account after Code breaches, NFU says

27 March 2019

Unreasonable notices can 'significantly impact' farmers' businesses

Take water-related issues seriously, NFU tells government

25 March 2019

The NFU highlighted how farming has been impacted by volatile weather events

Farmers warn continued Brexit uncertainty is causing 'serious implications'

23 March 2019

The UK still sits on a cliff edge with a no deal being a real possibility

Farmers write to Philip Hammond urging 'no-deal' Brexit tariff revision

20 March 2019

The unions are committed to avoiding a 'disorderly exit' from the EU

Govt may get powers to vary or revoke farmers' abstraction rights

20 March 2019

These powers could be used if there is 'environmental harm' from abstraction

London primary school wins major farming competition

15 March 2019

Ronald Ross Primary has now won the grand prize of having their school turned into a farm for a day

UK farming unions call for extension of Article 50 deadline

13 March 2019

MPs have defeated May’s Brexit deal by 149 votes.

Schoolchildren experience farming first-hand thanks to competition

11 March 2019

Schoolchildren from across the country have been experiencing the ins and outs of British farming first-hand thanks to a competition by the ...

Two female farming icons to speak at 'She Who Dares...Farms'

8 March 2019

Two prominent farming icons will be joining the 'She Who Dares...Farms' conference which aims to showcase the contribution women make to the...

Arable farmers struggle to plan ahead due to Brexit uncertaity

27 February 2019

The continued uncertainty surrounding Brexit is now impacting the grain trade, the NFU has warned, with British arable businesses struggling...

NFU says possibility of prolonged Brexit uncertainty is 'unacceptable'

27 February 2019

The NFU has reacted to the possibility of an Article 50 extension by saying it is 'unacceptable' for farm businesses to remain in constant u...

Gove told to commit bridging payments for all schemes

21 February 2019

Michael Gove has been told to 'look at the bigger picture' when it comes to mobilising support payments as many farmers still wait for money...

Lancashire farmer honoured at NFU Conference

20 February 2019

A farmer from Lancashire has been honoured at this year’s NFU Conference for his commitment to the union and the farming industry. Launch...

Welsh government must 'reinforce' Welsh brand, NFU Cymru says

20 February 2019

The Welsh government has been told to 'reinforce' Wales' position as a 'world-leading brand' synonymous with 'high-quality and sustainable f...

Farmers 'deserve protection' from activists who 'undermine work', Gove says

20 February 2019

British dairy farmers deserve more protection from animal rights and vegan activists who undermine their work, Michael Gove has said. Dur...

Commission of farming experts needed to uphold standards, NFU says

19 February 2019

The government must create a new commission of food and farming experts to help uphold high food production standards after Brexit, the NFU ...