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17 August 2018 | Government,News,Pigs,Produce,Products

Opportunities for exporting pork to Mexico will be explored when a UK delegation arrives in the country next month. The Agriculture and Horticultur...

Opportunities for exporting UK pork to Mexico to be explored

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15 August 2018 | Government,News,Sheep

A no-deal Brexit when the UK leaves the EU next year will have a "disastrous outcome" for Northern Ireland's sheep sector, farmers have warned. Nor...

No-deal Brexit 'disastrous outcome' for NI sheep farming

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14 August 2018 | Government,News,Property News

The rural property market is proving "increasingly resilient" to Brexit uncertainty, with figures showing a renewed momentum to farmland activity. ...

'Renewed momentum' in rural property market despite Brexit uncertainty

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14 August 2018 | Finance,Government,News

A loan scheme has been launched by the Scottish government to provide support for farmers following months of adverse weather conditions. The fund,...

Funding released to help Scottish farmers mitigate impacts of adverse weather

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12 August 2018 | Government,News,Produce

UK food and drink has hit a new record as figures show exports reached £10.6bn in the first half of 2018. UK food and drink businesses are now sell...

UK food and drink exports hit new record

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11 August 2018 | Crops and Cereals,Government,News

This season has seen tonnes of soft fruit rotting on farms because of problems sourcing pickers, a farming union has warned. According to NFU Scotl...

Tonnes of fruit is rotting on farms due to lack of pickers, farmers warn

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9 August 2018 | Government,News,Produce,Products

Businesses across the UK have been urged to rely on British Lion eggs and egg products – for both surety of supply and food safety - ahead of Brexit. ...

Rely on British eggs for safety and supply after Brexit, businesses warned

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8 August 2018 | Government,News,Pigs,Produce,Products

British farmers are set to benefit from a new market as Taiwan prepares to welcome British pork exports for the first time. Defra has announced tha...

£50m boost for farmers as Taiwan opens market for British pork

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6 August 2018 | Government,Meat,News,Produce,Products

Urgent action is needed from Number 10 in Brexit talks to protect Scotland’s food and drink produce, according to the Scottish government. In an ar...

Scottish protected food names 'under threat', SNP says

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3 August 2018 | Finance,Government,News,NFU

NFU Cymru has voiced concerns around proposals to replace the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in Wales after Brexit. The proposals, contained with...

Farmers voice concerns around lack of clarity in Welsh Government public goods approach

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3 August 2018 | Government,News,Renewables and Environment,Sheep

Sheep farmers are calling for the government to rethink incentives for anaerobic digestion plants and large-scale biomass burners post-Brexit. The ...

'Disproportionately incentivised': Sheep sector calls for decreased support for anaerobic digestion

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2 August 2018 | Crops and Cereals,Government,News

British crops are not only wilting because of the prolonged scorching sunshine – it's the "Brexit effect" causing a shortage of seasonal workers to ha...

'Brexit effect' combined with heatwave 'leaving crops to wilt'

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2 August 2018 | Dairy,Government,News,Organic

The largest UK organic dairy co-operative has said it is "optimistic" about the direction of EU and UK trade negotiations. The Organic Milk Supplie...

UK dairy co-operative 'optimistic' about Brexit trade talks with EU

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2 August 2018 | Government,News

A government consultation seeks to form public opinion on plans for the future of farming in Northern Ireland after Brexit. Northern Ireland's Depa...

Views sought on future agricultural policy for Northern Ireland

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2 August 2018 | Government,News,Renewables and Environment

The Payment by Results (PBR) project will be the first agri-environment scheme directly funded by the UK, Defra Secretary Michael Gove has today annou...

UK's first post-Brexit agri-environment scheme unveiled

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The Welsh government has held a "weather summit" to minimise future impacts on the farming industry in a move described as an important step in taking...

Welsh govt holds 'weather summit' to minimise adverse impacts on farming

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26 July 2018 | Finance,Government,Machinery and Equipment,News

Farmers are feeling more confident with their businesses thanks to new investments and hiring intentions despite an uncertain political outlook, a new...

Farmer confidence rises in 2018 despite Brexit uncertainty

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26 July 2018 | Government,News,Shows and Events

Brexit will make the British agricultural industry "fit for the future" thanks to the government's "new approach", the Prime Minister has said. The...

Brexit will make farming 'fit for the future' thanks to 'new approach', May says

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25 July 2018 | Government,News

It is "overwhelmingly likely" that the farming industry will have tariff free trade access to EU markets post-Brexit, according to Michael Gove. Th...

'Overwhelmingly likely' farmers will not lose tariff-free trade to EU, Gove says

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24 July 2018 | Cattle,Government,Meat,News,Sheep

NFU Cymru and the British Meat Processors Association have joined forces to ensure that the importance of red meat production in Wales is fully recogn...

Importance of red meat production in Wales 'must be fully recognised'

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24 July 2018 | Government,News,NFU

The NFU has described a 'no deal' Brexit as the "Armageddon scenario" for the British farming industry. NFU president Minette Batters used a speech...

'No deal' Brexit is 'Armageddon scenario' for farming, NFU President warns

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24 July 2018 | Finance,Government,News

Welsh Conservatives have called on the government to release funds from the Basic Payments Scheme in order to help farmers cope following the prolonge...

Welsh Tory's call for early BPS to help farmers cope with heatwave

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24 July 2018 | Government,News

A new survey has highlighted consumers’ concerns for the Welsh farming industry once the UK leaves the European Union. 63% of Welsh consumers surve...

Public holds concerns for Welsh farming once UK leaves EU, survey shows

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24 July 2018 | Government,News,Renewables and Environment

The government has been urged to create a new environmental watchdog which will enshrine biodiversity and soil quality targets after the UK leaves the...

Post-Brexit environment watchdog could set soil quality targets, Committee says

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23 July 2018 | Government,News,Produce,Products

A new survey shows that the Welsh public believes farmers should be financially supported for food production. The findings of the NFU Cymru-commis...

Farmers should be financially rewarded for food production, survey finds

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