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20 June 2018 | Finance,Government,News,Renewables and Environment

The NFU has criticised Defra for announcing that farmers with a 2017 Countryside Stewardship Mid-Tier agreement will receive bridging payments, leavin...

NFU raises 'serious concerns' over eligibility for Countryside Stewardship bridging payments

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20 June 2018 | Crops and Cereals,Government,News

Three out of five growers are finding it more difficult to recruit seasonal workers as a result of the UK voting to leave the EU, new research shows. ...

Growers finding it difficult to recruit seasonal workers since Brexit vote

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20 June 2018 | Animal Health,Government,News,Sheep

The veterinary industry has criticised the government for not keeping data on how much non-stunned UK meat is exported. The British Veterinary Asso...

Vets raise concerns over lack of data on non-stun UK meat exports

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19 June 2018 | Finance,Government,News,Renewables and Environment

The NFU has urged government to begin immediate bridging payments to farmers undertaking agri-environment schemes, as thousands still await payment. ...

NFU calls for farmers affected by CS delays to receive bridging payments

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19 June 2018 | Government,News

A farming union has highlighted the "stark contrast" between EU and the UK future agricultural policy, calling the difference "worrying". The Farme...

Farming union highlights 'stark contrasts' between EU and UK agri policy

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18 June 2018 | Government,Meat Processing,News,Products

A multi-million pound package of support to help the Welsh food industry prepare for Brexit has been announced today. First Minister Carwyn Jones h...

£2.15m Brexit fund announced to help support Welsh red meat sector

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18 June 2018 | Government,News

Farm groups from across Europe attended a meeting in Brussels to urge the EU to minimise the "severe impact" numerous uncertainties could bring, inclu...

EU farm groups round on Brussels calling for end to numerous uncertainties

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16 June 2018 | Government,News

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has recruited 1,200 people to help the department get through Brexit. Defra has grow...

Defra recruits 1,200 extra staff to help Brexit process

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15 June 2018 | Government,News,Pigs,Produce

The government must dedicate more resources in promoting British food abroad and securing new trade deals, according to the National Pig Association (...

Dedicate more resources in promoting British, pig industry tells Defra

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14 June 2018 | Government,News,Shows and Events

The implications of Brexit on the nation’s food production are “major” and include the potential diminution of the workforce required to take food fro...

UK needs foreign workers to keep the nation fed, leading academic warns

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14 June 2018 | Dairy,Government,News

An inquiry has been launched by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dairy to look at the future of British dairy exports. The group, headed by Con...

Parliamentary inquiry to look into future of British dairy exports

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14 June 2018 | Government,News,Shows and Events

The farming industry has used the leading arable sector event Cereals to speak of the unprecedented change it will undergo in the next five to ten yea...

Cereals 2018: Farming industry speaks of unprecedented change

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13 June 2018 | Government,News

Defra Secretary Michael Gove has confirmed that the long-awaited Agriculture Bill will be published before the end of July. Mr Gove was giving evid...

Agriculture Bill to be published before end of July, Gove confirms

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13 June 2018 | Government,News,Supermarkets

An influential parliamentary committee has announced it will hold an evidence session into the proposed Asda and Sainsbury's merger due to concerns it...

MPs to grill Asda and Sainsbury's CEOs over proposed merger

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13 June 2018 | Finance,Government,News,Products

Defra has made improvements to the Countryside Productivity Small Grants scheme after some farmers complained of equipment delivery issues. The pro...

Defra adjusts Countryside Productivity scheme after delivery issues

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12 June 2018 | Government,News

A set of principles will be made to help promote and facilitate data sharing within the agricultural industry as significant barriers and concerns rem...

'Vital project': Agricultural industry looks to standardise principles on data

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12 June 2018 | Forestry,Government,News,Renewables and Environment

Major agroforestry trials should be established during the EU withdrawal period to improve agricultural productivity and environmental protection, acc...

Agroforestry trials needed to improve farm productivity post-Brexit, report says

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The shortage of migrant labour facing UK farmers could hit both supplies and prices of seasonal fruit and vegetables this summer, a new market report ...

Migrant labour shortage may hit food prices, new report warns

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11 June 2018 | Government,News

Using future trade policy to cut food prices will threaten food quality and undermine farming in the UK, according to a new report. The Green Allia...

Cheap food trade policy a threat to UK food and farming, report warns

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9 June 2018 | Government,News,NFU

The NFU has said a temporary customs arrangement with the EU, called the 'backstop', is "sensible" to ensure there is no disruption in critical agri-f...

Brexit 'backstop' plan needed to ensure no agri-food disruption, NFU says

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8 June 2018 | Finance,Government,News

Farmers across the country are to receive £23.5m in small grants allocated to boost farming productivity, the government has today confirmed. More ...

Defra announces £23.5m package to boost farming productivity

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8 June 2018 | Government,News,Rural Life

Farmers are pushing for the Scottish Islands Bill to recognise that farming and crofting is the backbone of many, if not all, island communities. T...

Bill pushed to recognise importance of farming to Scottish islands

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8 June 2018 | Finance,Government,News

Defra Secretary Michael Gove has called the SNP "grievance-mongering separatists" after an MP accused Westminster of stealing £200m worth of money fro...

Gove calls SNP 'grievance-mongering separatists' over EU convergence uplift money

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7 June 2018 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,Government,News

The EU's temporary committee on pesticides (PEST) must take a common sense approach to regulation if it is to make a useful contribution, a leading me...

EU committee on pesticides 'must make useful contribution' during its short lifespan

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7 June 2018 | Government,News,Renewables and Environment

The Treasury has refused to attend a post-Brexit environmental watchdog hearing organised by an influential parliamentary committee. The Environmen...

Treasury refuses to attend post-Brexit environmental watchdog inquiry

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