Government news around the UK

25 June 2019



Rural communities demand major change from next PM

25 June 2019

Just 8.5% of rural people think the countryside has improved

Half of farmers support 'public money for public goods'

24 June 2019

Saving the environment is 'more important' to farmers

'No deal' tariffs on cheddar imports 'inadequate'

21 June 2019

Government told to revisit proposed tariff rates on cheese

Just one in ten Scots farmers positive about future post-Brexit

21 June 2019

The confidence of Scotland’s farmers is eroding

New group launched to steer Scottish farming policy

20 June 2019

It'll consider how to use natural assets to produce food

Tamara Finkelstein appointed new Permanent Secretary at Defra

19 June 2019

Appointment of new Permanent Secretary at Defra

US professor tells UK not to dilute animal welfare standards

19 June 2019

It comes as US eyes up trade deal with UK post-Brexit

Thousands of farmers to receive overdue payments next month

19 June 2019

Thousands of farmers finally get paid for environmental work

Overwhelming majority back Scottish farming, survey shows

18 June 2019

Poll says nearly 90% think farming is vital to economic growth

British beef to enter Chinese market by end of 2019

18 June 2019

It comes more than 20 years after China imposed a ban on UK beef

Report shows importance of tariffs to egg industry after Brexit

17 June 2019

Egg industry has urged govt not to open up the UK market

Defra to be challenged in High Court over metaldehyde ban

16 June 2019

The ban was met with shock and disappointment

Lords to look at restricting words like 'sausage' in vegan products

15 June 2019

Are vegetarian 'burgers' confusing consumers?

'Wrong' Brexit could risk 'decimation of UK's ability to feed itself', NFU warns

13 June 2019

NFU urges leadership candidates to back British farming

US sheep industry experts to inspect UK farms

12 June 2019

The six-day delegation will tour numerous British farms

Farmers tell Prince William Brexit could be 'dire' for business

12 June 2019

One farmer said 'it’s like turkeys voting for Christmas'

UK can become 'world-leader' in nature-friendly farming

11 June 2019

Soil Assoication proposes 'radical' changes to farming

Dairy parliamentary group calls for export support post-Brexit

7 June 2019

The inquiry wanted to understand what support UK dairy needed

Scottish Tories criticise SNP's 'silence' on future plan for farming

7 June 2019

England and Wales have published plans for future funding

US free trade deal could be 'disastrous' for UK pork sector

7 June 2019

A UK-US deal could dilute pig sector standards

Increase in consumers buying British since EU ref

7 June 2019

British consumers are increasingly buying local produce

Over a quarter of farmers favour 'no-deal' Brexit

6 June 2019

Some farmers still favour a 'no-deal hard Brexit'

NFU calls for 'realistic timetables' for transition to post-Brexit scheme

6 June 2019

The NFU also said ELM must have 'farming at its heart'

Auditors criticise Defra's 'inadequate' post-Brexit planning

5 June 2019

Defra has faced 'previous difficulties in introducing change successfully'

Farmers 'delighted' as Trump served British lamb at State Banquet

5 June 2019

The menu was centred around the best of British seasonal produce

Welsh government confirms BPS will end in 2021

4 June 2019

It says sustainability 'now at heart' of future farm support

Chlorinated chicken should be offered in UK, US ambassador says

4 June 2019

'Entire economy' including agriculture 'on table' in trade talks

Farm group says standards 'must be upheld' post-Brexit

3 June 2019

It will require 'determination' to uphold current UK standards

Prisoners could help lift farm labour pressure under new plans

3 June 2019

The plan could see prisoners working on farms

Buy up lamb for schools in event of no-deal Brexit, Kit Malthouse says

3 June 2019

The Tory leadership candidate suggests buying up lamb for schools