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25 May 2018 | Government,News,Produce,Products

Latest export statistics from reveal that Q1 2018 exports of British food and drink have grown by 5.5% to £5.2bn, from £5.0bn in Q1 2017. The stati...

UK food and drink exports grow 5.5 percent in 2018

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22 May 2018 | News,Produce,Products,Supermarkets

Tesco has today announced that it will be removing best before dates from its packaging in an effort to cut down on post-farmgate waste. The UK's b...

Tesco to remove best before dates to cut down on post-farmgate waste

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22 May 2018 | Meat Processing,News,Produce,Products

New research shows the overwhelming majority of the British public have never bought game meat, but with effective promotion and marketing this could ...

'Enormous potential' for game meat as most Brits confess to never buying it

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21 May 2018 | Market Reports,News,Poultry,Produce

The free range egg sector has highlighted concerns of oversupply and decreased prices as recent figures show supplies have surged more than 10 percent...

Free range egg sector concerns over oversupply and decreased prices

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21 May 2018 | Government,Market Reports,News,Pigs,Produce

The Asia-Pacific region continues to offer opportunities for the UK pork sector as an increased presence builds up to reap the rewards of overseas tra...

UK pork sector increases presence in Asia Pacific to reap export deals

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18 May 2018 | News,Produce,Supermarkets

The British public want to buy more British food but not at an increased cost, with research showing even a slight price rise will show them ditch hom...

UK public want more British food but not at an increased cost

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A new study has highlighted major concerns surrounding a potential UK and US free trade deal, saying it could "destroy large parts of British farming"...

US-UK FTA could 'destroy large parts of British farming', report warns

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Farming unions have appealed to the government to adopt a customs arrangement with the EU that allows beef and lamb to be exported to established mark...

Unions urge customs arrangement with EU to allow flow of beef and lamb exports

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14 May 2018 | Government,News,Produce

A parliamentary committee is launching an enquiry into 'Brand Britain' and how the campaign will successfully promote British agri-produce post-Brexit...

Committee to look at effectiveness of government's 'Brand Britain'

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10 May 2018 | Finance,Government,News,Produce,Products

Post-Brexit trade barriers threaten to disrupt food trade with the EU and increase costs for consumers, according to a new report from the House of Lo...

Post-Brexit trade barriers threaten UK food supply, report warns

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8 May 2018 | Government,News,NFU,Produce

The NFU has revealed its vision for British farmers to become the number one supplier of choice to the UK market. It says British people should be ...

British farmers must be number one supplier to UK market, NFU says

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4 May 2018 | News,Pigs,Produce,Supermarkets

Latest shelf watch figures have highlighted the "vast difference" in Sainsbury's and Asda's approach to sourcing British pork. It follows news of a...

'Vast difference' between Sainsbury's and Asda sourcing policy, farmers say

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Crop experts have spoken of their concerns that the recent ban on all outdoor uses of three key neonicotinoids will affect yields and push consumer pr...

Crop scientists say neonics ban will affect yields and push prices up

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3 May 2018 | Finance,News,Produce,Supermarkets

The government has been urged to rethink its refusal to extend the remit of the Groceries Code Adjudicator in light of the proposed merger between Asd...

Government urged to extend GCA remit amid Asda and Sainsbury's merger

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2 May 2018 | Meat Processing,News,Produce,Rural Life

Small abattoirs across the UK run the risk of closing down, with the decline running against the growing public demand for local, traceable food. G...

Industry appeals for action as small abattoirs run risk of closing down

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Canada holds "great potential" and is "incredibly important" as an emerging market for British meat post-Brexit. Currently the sixth largest import...

Canada holds 'great potential' as emerging market for British meat

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30 April 2018 | Finance,News,Produce,Supermarkets

Two of Britain's biggest supermarkets have confirmed they will merge to create the country's largest retailer. The deal between Asda and Sainsbury'...

Asda and Sainsbury's merger to bring lower grocery prices

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29 April 2018 | Meat Processing,News,Produce,Products

Michael Gove has recognised the role livestock will play in future farming systems as he identified meat a "crucial part" to a balanced diet. The c...

Gove recognises role of livestock farmers as he calls meat 'crucial' to diet

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23 April 2018 | Dairy,Government,News,Pigs,Produce

The European Union and Mexico have reached a new agreement on trade that has been described as a "very positive" step for the EU's agri-food sector. ...

EU calls new trade agreement with Mexico 'very positive' for farmers

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20 April 2018 | Meat Processing,News,Produce,Products

French MPs have voted to ban vegan and vegetarian products from using terms enjoyed by their meat counterparts, such as 'sausage' and 'steak'. The ...

France to ban vegan products from using terms like 'sausage' and 'steak'

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20 April 2018 | Cattle,Education,News,Produce,Shows and Events

NFU president Minette Batters is calling on the British public to get behind Great British Beef Week, which returns for the eighth consecutive year ne...

UK to celebrate Great British Beef Week from 23 April

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20 April 2018 | Cattle,Government,News,Produce

A UK farming union will add its voice to those calling for the European Commission to postpone negotiations with the Mercosur Bloc on beef. Next Mo...

UK farmers call on EU to postpone beef talks with Mercosur

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19 April 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News,Produce

The body charged with keeping global trade in plant products safe has adopted new standards aimed at preventing destructive agricultural pests from ju...

New standards adopted to prevent destructive agricultural pests

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19 April 2018 | Government,Market Reports,News,Produce,Products

Understanding consumer needs in different countries and avoiding a "one-size-fits-all" approach will reap rewards for UK food and farming exports. ...

Avoid 'one-size-fits-all' approach to reap rewards for UK farm exports, report says

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18 April 2018 | Cattle,Government,News,Produce

A Chinese delegation has arrived in the UK this week to carry out inspections as part of the ongoing process to lift the BSE ban on British beef expor...

Chinese delegation arrive in UK to carry out BSE inspections