Government news around the UK

26 April 2019

Scots farmers urge UK govt to give £190m farm divided to Scotland

25 April 2019

Govt chose to share the £190m across UK rather than just Scotland

UK mozzarella exports 'unable to compete' in no-deal Brexit

23 April 2019

For UK mozzarella, this means tariffs of €185.20/100kg, 45% of its value

Defra on 'Brexit red alert' as 3,000 new staff hired

21 April 2019

Defra is one of the government departments “most affected by EU Exit”

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

Concern over raw milk trade between NI and RoI in event of 'no-deal'

15 April 2019

Concerns over logistical and financial issues on dairy farms in NI

Sheep sector seeks government support over fresh 'no-deal' Brexit concerns

15 April 2019

The UK is the third largest sheep meat exporter in the world

EU Parliament’s pesticides committee 'reached wrong conclusions', UK MEP says

15 April 2019

EU's PEST Committee reached 'wrong conclusions and disregarded key evidence'

Farms would see profit drop of over £16,000 in 'hard Brexit' scenario

12 April 2019

New Brexit study shows need for farmers to take action to ensure prosperity

'Welcome breathing space': Industry reacts to Brexit October extension

11 April 2019

The extension will calm the farming industry's 'no-deal' Brexit fears

Rural economic growth set to outpace urban post-Brexit, study says

11 April 2019

However, it highlights that farming stands to be affected significantly

EU approves UK’s third country status in event of no-deal Brexit

11 April 2019

This decision by the EU applies only to a no-deal Brexit on April 12 2019

UK unions write to EU farmers on how 'no-deal' Brexit would be 'disastrous'

10 April 2019

The unions have pleaded with EU farm groups in seeking Brexit support

Brexit backing farmer admits leaving EU is a 'disaster' for his business

9 April 2019

Farmers have seen a sharp decline in the number of seasonal workers

Defra seeks to modernise and update farm tenancy legislation

9 April 2019

Proposals include removing existing barriers to productivity improvements

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

8 April 2019

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

'No guarantee' Ag Bill will become law amid Brexit uncertainty

6 April 2019

Eustice said that there is a 'genuine threat' that Brexit will be lost

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

No date set in sight for Scotland's post-Brexit agriculture bill

4 April 2019

Rural economy secretary Fergus Ewing was pressed on the need for certainty

Gove to be scrutinised on Defra's preparation for no-deal Brexit

3 April 2019

Defra faces an 'unprecedented challenge' with no-deal preparations

Hill farmers call for scheme to be re-instated to improve cash flow

2 April 2019

Profitability remains a key issue on severely disadvantages farms

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

Thirteen farming groups urge 'orderly Brexit' deal by 3 April

29 March 2019

An 'orderly Brexit' option must be clarified by Wednesday 3 April

Farming 'part of the solution' to climate change, MSPs told

28 March 2019

Farmers can present a net benefit on emissions if given more support

Deal struck to repatriate red meat levy funds back to Wales

26 March 2019

The extra money is 'desperately needed' by Welsh agriculture

Welsh govt to issue statement in May on controversial Brexit farm plans

25 March 2019

Under the plans, two separate funds will replace the EU's land-based payments

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

Farming union tells PM to prepare for EU elections or risk next 'cliff edge'

21 March 2019

There are just eight days to go before Britain is due to leave the EU

Welsh govt launches consultation on environment post-Brexit

20 March 2019

The consultation seeks views on how environmental governance can be improved

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

Preparations underway to ensure supply of livestock medicine in 'no deal' Brexit

20 March 2019

The govt has put in place what is calls a 'multi-layered approach' to support industry