Farming industry appointment news around the UK

14 August 2019



George Eustice re-appointed to Defra

26 July 2019

He resigned just five months ago

Young farmer crowned Woman Farmer of Year

26 July 2019

Nicola Drew runs a beef and sheep farm

Theresa Villiers appointed new Defra Secretary

25 July 2019

Michael Gove promoted to senior role

Welsh politicians call for new rural ministerial role

23 July 2019

New minister needed to ‘turbocharge rural areas’

MEP reappointed Tory agriculture spokesperson

3 July 2019

She pledges to continue efforts for British farming

Young farmers needed for NFU Ambassador Programme

27 June 2019

Apply now to become NFU Young Farmer Ambassador

Tamara Finkelstein appointed new Permanent Secretary at Defra

19 June 2019

Appointment of new Permanent Secretary at Defra

Leics father and son team join Monitor Farm network

5 June 2019

The duo farm a total of 560 hectares of arable cropping

EFRA Chair backs Gove's bid to become next PM

3 June 2019

Neil Parish says Gove 'truly understands' farmers' needs

Dairy Crest boss steps down following Saputo's acquisition

14 May 2019

Dairy Crest was bought by Saputo in a deal worth nearly £1bn

Search is on for Wales Woman Farmer of the Year 2019

25 April 2019

The competition aims to celebrate the contribution of women in farming

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”

Creators of highly sensitive bovine TB test win major dairy award

18 April 2019

The test is able to detect mycobacteria within just six hours

Small island of Sark looks to find new farmer to redevelop local dairy

17 April 2019

The successful applicant needs to bring over a herd of cows to the island

UK farming expert awarded fellowship to Japan

20 March 2019

The fellowships are awarded to people who are ‘uniquely qualified by their real-life experience’

New Area Sales Manager for leading tractor maker

18 March 2019

New Area Sales Manager for leading tractor makes in Wales and the west of England

Tony Juniper CBE appointed new Chair of Natural England

13 March 2019

The former Executive Director at WWF-UK is Natural England's new Chair.

Bill Nadin takes home 2019 John Dennison Lifetime Achievement Award

12 March 2019

At the Borderway Dairy Expo in Carlisle, Bill Nadin from Sterndale Holsteins, based in Derbyshire, was announced as the 2019 recipient of th...

Defra’s Permanent Secretary steps down as Brexit date nears

8 March 2019

Clare Moriarty has stepped down from her senior Whitehall role as Defra's Permanent Secretary with just three weeks to go until the UK leave...

Robert Goodwill appointed new Defra farming minister

6 March 2019

Robert Goodwill has been appointed the new farming minister at Defra following George Eustice's resignation. Mr Goodwill was formerly an ...

Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep seeks Chair Elect

21 February 2019

An active sheep farmer is wanted to become Chair Elect of the Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep (SCOPS) to drive sustainable strateg...

Lancashire farmer honoured at NFU Conference

20 February 2019

A farmer from Lancashire has been honoured at this year’s NFU Conference for his commitment to the union and the farming industry. Launch...

Cumbrian dairy farmer takes on deputy NFU chairman role

11 February 2019

Dairy farmer Ian Bowness has been confirmed as the new NFU Deputy Cumbria County Chairman – a role he’ll fulfil for a year before taking on ...

Andrew McCornick re-elected President of NFU Scotland

8 February 2019

Dumfriesshire farmer Andrew McCornick has been re-elected unchallenged to the position of President of NFU Scotland. Having already led t...

Farmer who diversified into organic seeks new business partner

9 January 2019

A Pembrokeshire farmer who diversified into growing organic crops is seeking a new and younger business partner to work alongside him, and c...

NFU Scotland’s Vice President hustings kicks off

7 January 2019

NFU Scotland’s hustings tour kicks off this week which will see three candidates contesting for the farming union's two Vice President roles...

Former NFU President Meurig Raymond awarded CBE

29 December 2018

Former NFU President Meurig Raymond has been awarded a CBE in the New Year’s Honours announced today. Mr Raymond was President of the NFU...

Farmers congratulate incoming first minister for Wales Mark Drakeford

7 December 2018

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

Young Ceredigion farmer crowned Welsh Dairy Stockperson of the Year

30 October 2018

A young farmer from Ceredigion has been crowned Welsh Dairy Stockperson of the Year for his "care and meticulous attention" to ensuring the ...

Two sheep farmers needed to help shape policy

9 October 2018

Two farmer representatives from England and one from Wales are sought to help shape the focus of the British sheep industry. The Sheep He...