Government and Brexit news around the UK

23 January 2020



NI's agriculture minister quits farming to avoid conflict of interest

22 January 2020

Edwin Poots steps back from farming

Ugandan beef 'will have honoured place' in UK, PM says

22 January 2020

Johnson underlined need for closer Africa trade ties

Agriculture Bill strenghtens provisions for tenant farmers

22 January 2020

Tenanted farming sector applauds new bill

Government introduces long-awaited Agriculture Bill

16 January 2020

Most important legislation for farmers in decades

Ag Bill must listen to tenant farmers' concerns, TFA says

15 January 2020

'Bill must not leave tenant farmers out in the cold'

Taskforce recommends simplified farm support in Scotland

15 January 2020

Findings recognise need for more simplicity

Frictionless trade with EU 'crucial' for UK dairy, NFU says

14 January 2020

NFU calls on government to back UK standards

Farmers urged to be prepared as BPS is phased out

13 January 2020

Are farm businesses prepared for January 2028?

Chlorinated chicken 'will not be imported' after Brexit

10 January 2020

Defra confirms no chlorinated chicken for UK

New Farm Payments Bill introduced by government

10 January 2020

It ensures farmers receive direct payments for 2020

NFU urges government to set up food standards commission

8 January 2020

It would ensure UK farming standards are kept

Leaving 'bureaucratic' CAP will boost productivity, minister says

8 January 2020

Farmers will boost productivity post-Brexit

Spring budget must bring land into 'better balance', farmers say

7 January 2020

Sajid Javid to unveil spring budget on 11 March

German farmers urge EU to strike soft trade deal with UK

5 January 2020

Germany raises concerns with drop in UK trade

NFU New Year message: UK farming set to have 'monumental' year

1 January 2020

UK gears up for Brexit and climate crisis

Farmers’ £3 billion support confirmed in time for 2020

30 December 2019

The cash will be used to support farmers

NFU urges MPs to support British farming as Brexit looms

21 December 2019

Importance of UK farming standards highlighted

Agriculture Bill 'back on table' following Tory election win

17 December 2019

Farm bills could come back to parliament

Welsh govt explores 'voluntary' NVZ rules in Wales

15 December 2019

It comes after significant farmer concerns

Brexit concerns linger as industry applauds short-term certainty

14 December 2019

Concerns over future UK-EU relationship persist

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