Government and Brexit news around the UK

22 September 2021

Grower unable to sell £320k worth of produce amid labour crisis

22 September 2021

Thanet Earth had to give 'wasted' tomatoes to charity

Wales' post-Brexit farm support scheme to open in 2025

22 September 2021

Timeline set out for future farm support

AHDB proposes to temporarily halt pork levy to help sector

22 September 2021

Move would help reduce backlog of pigs

UK CO2 production to restart amid food shortage fears

22 September 2021

US firm closed two UK plants due to high prices

UK food producers' voice concern over shortage of CO2

20 September 2021

Shortage could have 'enormous knock-on effects'

Public back gene-editing tech as climate worries rise

17 September 2021

Public warming to gene-editing tech as climate worries rise

Clarkson urges government to boost UK food self-sufficiency

17 September 2021

'It should be much more like 80%, we’re capable of it'

MPs seek answers as food supply chain faces 'perform storm'

16 September 2021

Inquiry to scrutinise govt's handling of issues

New plans to boost agri-food exports amid fall in trade

16 September 2021

New initiative to help farmers access new markets

MPs slam delays in establishing Trade and Agriculture Commission

15 September 2021

Committee says the delays are 'unacceptable'

NFU calls for new taskforce to grow British dairy exports

15 September 2021

NFU says it would help unlock new opportunities

UK's food self-sufficiency must not fall past 60%, NFU warns

15 September 2021

Government urged to promote British food more

Lack of interest could ruin Defra's ELM roll out, report warns

15 September 2021

Defra has 'not regained enough trust' from farmers

Government delays post-Brexit border rules for EU food imports

14 September 2021

Food businesses 'dismayed' by new delays

Uphold UK standards amid Canada and Mexico talks, NFU says

12 September 2021

Response to Canada & Mexico trade consultations

Weekly pig prices see biggest decline in five years

10 September 2021

Comes amid staff shortages and rising costs

Pig producers 'quitting the industry' as losses mount

8 September 2021

Labour crisis and record costs impacting sector

Labour crisis: Public told to share photos of empty food shelves

6 September 2021

#EmptyShelves social media campaign launched

Government told to protect UK standards in NZ trade deal

3 September 2021

Farming groups warn they could be undercut

Union calls for 'immediate action' as labour crisis deepens

2 September 2021

NFU Scotland writes letter to UK government

Healthy pigs will 'end up destroyed' amid growing labour crisis

1 September 2021

Sector may see 'significant contraction' due to issue

Labour crisis set to worsen in run-up to Christmas, sector warns

30 August 2021

Scottish food & farming groups call for action

Farms left with 70,000 surplus pigs amid labour crisis

29 August 2021

'We need access to skilled labour now'

Industry calls for Covid recovery visa as worker shortages bite

27 August 2021

12-month visa could help alleviate shortages

Scottish farmers to drive forward future support framework

27 August 2021

Next steps in reforming Scottish ag set out

Plans for future NI farming policy set out

26 August 2021

NI govt launches future agri policy framework

China and US help boost UK pork exports after Brexit

25 August 2021

Exports to non-EU countries are on the up

Government 'twiddling its thumbs' amid poultry worker crisis

25 August 2021

Sector witnessing post-Brexit labour shortages

Farmers dealt 'major blow' after government bans live exports

20 August 2021

Such a ban is 'illogical', NFU Cymru warns

UK dairy exports plummet in first half of 2021

19 August 2021

Latest trade figures show an 11% fall