Government and Brexit news around the UK

14 December 2019



NFU urges new govt to 'back British farming like never before'

13 December 2019

New government urged to back British farming

Conservatives secure overall majority in general election

13 December 2019

What does this mean for farmers?

Shadow Defra secretary Sue Hayman loses seat

13 December 2019

She was in the role for two years

Poultry genetics company issues no-deal Brexit warning

10 December 2019

Leaving with no-deal could cause 'issues'

Concern raised as farming receives 'little debate' pre-election

10 December 2019

Farming has received 'very little' debate during campaign

EU told not to 'punish' farmers as 'vital' substances set to expire

4 December 2019

Any product ban would 'unfairly hit farmers'

Jo Swinson challenges PM to protect farmers post-Brexit

3 December 2019

Lib Dems urge Boris Johnson to back UK farmers

UK prepares for new EU animal and plant health safety rules

3 December 2019

New EU regulations looming

Former Waitrose chief urges Welsh lamb boost post-Brexit

2 December 2019

Post-Brexit investment in the meat needed

Leaked papers show US pushed UK to lower food standards

2 December 2019

US trade officials urged UK to lower standards

Boris Johnson courts the farming vote at Royal Welsh Winter Fair

26 November 2019

The PM trimmed a sheep at the fair

Welsh govt confirms intention to continue BPS in 2021

25 November 2019

It comes in light of the continuing uncertainty

NFU Cymru calls for post-Brexit Trade Standards Commissioner

25 November 2019

The commissioner would protect UK standards

Tories pledge to protect budget and 'free' farmers from CAP

25 November 2019

The Conservatives have released their manifesto

Demand for UK lamb could plummet after no-deal, study says

24 November 2019

Industry urged to develop more non-EU markets

Welsh farmers condemn looming pollution regulations

23 November 2019

The plans could have 'severe implications' for farmers

Labour would maintain farm funds with focus on sustainability

22 November 2019

The Labour party has released its manifesto

Tories pledge to protect UK farming budget if elected

21 November 2019

Budget of £3bn would be protected

Lib Dems would support farmers to boost environment

21 November 2019

Party's manifesto emphasises greener farming

More support needed for hill farmers to protect nature, report says

20 November 2019

Better government support needed for remote farmers

Brexit could increase farm antibiotic use, campaigners warn

19 November 2019

Increased competition could mean more antibiotics

EU's CAP could continue in Scotland for 5 years after Brexit

17 November 2019

Scottish govt looks at continuing CAP for farmers post-Brexit

NFU asks for more policies to boost tenanted sector

15 November 2019

Tenant farming contributes significantly to UK

NFU urges next government to develop new flood plans

15 November 2019

Prolonged wet weather has affected businesses

EU farm groups will 'miss UK's common sense' post-Brexit

14 November 2019

UK has been a 'consistent rational voice'

NFU launches general election manifesto

13 November 2019

It calls for parties to deliver a 'vibrant' industry

PM 'out of touch' on flooding, NFU president says

13 November 2019

Floods have devastated thousands of acres

CLA galvanises support for Rural Powerhouse campaign

12 November 2019

It looks to close rural productivity gap

UK minister 'disappointed' in US refusal to drop EU tariffs

12 November 2019

Industry body highlights its 'grave concerns'

Tories to quadruple migrant quota for farm labour scheme

11 November 2019

It comes amid labour concerns on UK farms