Government and Brexit news around the UK

6 December 2021

Pig sector calls for new support as backlog crisis 'worsens'

6 December 2021

16,000 pigs have been culled on farms

US opens doors to British lamb following 20 year ban

4 December 2021

Deal will be worth £37m in first 5 years

Scottish govt overlooking local abattoir crisis, charity warns

3 December 2021

Scotland only has 26 red meat abattoirs left

Farmers to hold protest against government's 'broken pledges'

3 December 2021

'Government is selling farmers down the river'

Nature charities accuse Defra of breaking Brexit farming pledges

3 December 2021

SFI scheme not ambitious enough, they warn

Government urged to mandate British food for public sector

3 December 2021

Move would back farmers, campaigners say

Defra unveils payment rates for Sustainable Farming Incentive

2 December 2021

SFI will pay UK farmers to deliver green goals

New agri-food and drink attachés to help boost UK exports

1 December 2021

It follows a big drop in food exports

New breeding technologies must not be unethical, body warns

1 December 2021

Government urged to adopt strong regulation

Welsh farmers call for payment cap on future support schemes

1 December 2021

Move would benefit small family farms

Oldham MP Jim McMahon new Shadow Defra Secretary

30 November 2021

MP for Oldham West takes top position

Family farms must be protected from trade deal impacts, MPs told

25 November 2021

Deals must not harm family farms, union says

Farmers 'left in limbo' after trailer test changes stall

24 November 2021

Trailer test changes stall in parliament

Welsh Labour to work with Plaid on key farming policies

24 November 2021

Both parties will work cooperatively on 46 policies

NFU president warns of 'massive rises' in input costs

19 November 2021

Minette Batters warns of huge cost increases

'Too little, too late': Govt criticised for inaction on labour shortages

18 November 2021

EFRA Chair made comments while giving evidence

Government told to adopt Lords' standards on animal welfare

17 November 2021

UK is seeking to join Trans-Pacific partnership

Northern Irish pig producers facing 'huge financial pressure'

17 November 2021

Reduced labour impacting the region's sector

Scotland's native breeds should be utilised more, charity says

17 November 2021

Rare & native breeds offer 'biodiversity boost'

Government seeks farmers' views on ways to reform AHDB

17 November 2021

Follows votes to end potato and horticulture levies

Defra schemes designed to reduce pig backlog open

16 November 2021

Pig producers can now apply to both schemes

Farmers urged to fill in Defra's labour shortage survey

15 November 2021

Snapshot survey aims to identify labour issues

No turkey shortages expected this Christmas, sector says

15 November 2021

Foreign workers have applied to visa scheme

CLA's new president calls for more action to boost rural areas

12 November 2021

Arable farmer Mark Tufnell appointed new president

Environment Bill gains Royal Assent after years of delay

11 November 2021

Legislation brings in series of green standards

Farmers urged to make use of free business support

10 November 2021

Support will help them prepare for changes

More measures to ease pig backlog 'desperately needed'

9 November 2021

Pig sector issues fresh warning to government

Rural firms to 'lose out on millions' after funding cut

8 November 2021

CLA slams removal of support for rural firms

Firm calls UK's vet recruitment rules 'catastrophic'

5 November 2021

Vet services provider slams tighter rules

Australia trade deal may pose threat to farmers, report warns

5 November 2021

AHDB report deep dives into UK-Aus FTA