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10 December 2018 | Animal Health,Government,News,Pigs,Poultry,Produce

A leading academic has issued a renewed warning that a post-Brexit trade deal with the United States could result in the UK being flooded with cheap, ...

'Cheap, lower-welfare food': Renewed warning over post-Brexit deal with US

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9 December 2018 | Government,News

AHDB has produced a report on the outlook for UK agriculture in 2019, but the report's author warns that forecasts could change depending on the outco...

New report looks at outlook for UK agriculture in 2019

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7 December 2018 | Crops and Cereals,Government,News

Conservative MEPs have condemned EU moves to re-open the decision to licence glyphosate as "politically motivated". The European Parliament's Speci...

EU moves to re-open glyphosate issue 'politically motivated', Tory MEPs say

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7 December 2018 | Appointments,Government,News

The Welsh farming industry has congratulated Mark Drakeford for becoming the the next first minister of Wales. A keen supporter of Jeremy Corbyn, D...

Farmers congratulate incoming first minister for Wales Mark Drakeford

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6 December 2018 | Government,News,Sheep

Cross party MPs have united to help table an amendment to the Agriculture Bill to support upland farming post Brexit. The amendment would allow fin...

MPs help table amendment to Ag Bill to support upland farming

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6 December 2018 | Government,News,NFU

Farmers need clarity on what the future farming landscape will look like to allow future investment, the NFU said at its Business Symposium. Early ...

Farmers 'need clarity' on future farming landscape

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6 December 2018 | Finance,Government,News,NFU,Renewables and Environment

A set of new 'farm resilience measures' should be developed to combat extreme weather events, farming unions say. Resilience measures are "urgently...

'Resilience measures' needed to combat future extreme weather, NFU says

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5 December 2018 | Cattle,Government,Meat,News,Poultry

Allowing chlorine-washed chicken and hormone-treated beef access to the UK market could “negatively affect” the domestic meat industry. More than h...

Lower standard food imports could 'negatively affect' UK meat industry

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5 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Government,News,Products

The UK’s "lack of readiness" to regulate pesticides post-Brexit poses "major risks" to environment and human health, according to a new report. The...

UK 'woefully unprepared' to regulate pesticides after Brexit

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5 December 2018 | Finance,Government,News,Produce,Supermarkets

Food prices could increase by as much as 10% if there is a disorderly Brexit, the governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, has warned. Mark Ca...

Food prices could rise by 10% due to Brexit, Mark Carney warns

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4 December 2018 | Crops and Cereals,Government,News

Michael Gove has said that British scientists and farmers could “lead the way” on gene editing after the UK leaves the EU. The Defra Secretary said...

British farmers 'could lead the way' on gene editing after Brexit

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3 December 2018 | Government,News,Renewables and Environment

The possibility of scrapping more than 200 key EU laws could put food and farming at risk, according to a think-tank. Both a “no-deal” Brexit and a...

Scrapping over 200 key EU laws could undermine farming, thinktank says

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30 November 2018 | Government,News,Produce

Councils have been told to set up “food resilience teams” to prepare for different Brexit scenarios amid concerns of supply disruption and border dela...

Brexit: Councils could create 'food resilience teams' to minimise 'social disorder'

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29 November 2018 | Diversification,Finance,Government,News,Rural Life

A new 'Countryside Charter' has been proposed to deliver a strong Brexit for the rural sector after the UK leaves the EU. The “Enterprising Country...

'Countryside Charter' proposes policies for strong rural sector

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29 November 2018 | Government,News,NFU,Shows and Events

The former Managing Director of Waitrose has called for the Government to remember the importance for a nation to have the ability to feed its own peo...

UK must have ability to feed its own people, former Waitrose boss says

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29 November 2018 | Government,News,NFU

Two Welsh farming unions have called on the Prime Minister to give assurances to farmers that they will not lose out under a final deal after 2020. ...

Welsh farming unions seek assurances from May on Brexit deal

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28 November 2018 | Government,Meat,News

NFU Cymru and the British Meat Processing Association have voiced their concerns over Brexit’s potential impact on the red meat sector in Wales. Ou...

'Brexit is the single biggest challenge facing Welsh red meat sector'

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Any new environmental scheme post-Brexit must provide “certainty and resilience” for the arable sector, especially in periods of volatile prices and l...

Farmers call for 'certainty and resilience' with proposed ELM schemes

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27 November 2018 | Government,Meat,News,Produce

A drive to develop new business outside of its traditional European markets is paying dividends for the Welsh red meat industry amid Brexit uncertaint...

Demand for Welsh lamb grows in Asia amid Brexit uncertainty

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27 November 2018 | Government,News,Produce,Products

MPs have told the Government to accept an amendment to the Agriculture Bill which stipulates that food products imported as part of any trade deal sho...

Ag Bill amendment seeks to protect UK food and farming standards

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26 November 2018 | Finance,Government,News

The farming industry has welcomed the announcement by Welsh Government that the Basic Payment Scheme will remain unchanged for 2020. The Cabinet Se...

BPS to remain unchanged for extra year in move to 'provide reassurance'

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26 November 2018 | Animal Health,Government,News

New animal welfare and ICT skills training packages have been launched for Welsh farmers to boost professional development. Two new skills developm...

New animal welfare and ICT skills package launched for Welsh farmers

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26 November 2018 | Government,News

The ongoing political uncertainty means that the threat of a 'no-deal' Brexit still looms large, and that outcome would be a “nightmare” for the farmi...

Brexit could still be 'nightmare' scenario for farmers despite progress

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23 November 2018 | Government,News

The draft political declaration on the future relationship between the EU and the UK falls short of guaranteeing frictionless trade. The 26-page po...

Brexit 'political declaration' fails to guarantee EU-UK frictionless trade

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22 November 2018 | Government,News,Renewables and Environment

Any post-Brexit agricultural policy which replaces the CAP must not undermine the “polluter pays” principle, according to a new Environmental Audit Co...

Post-Brexit agri policy must not undermine 'polluter pays' principle, MPs warn

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