Government and Brexit news around the UK

12 July 2019



Small-scale farms 'would solve' environment crisis, group says

11 July 2019

'Radical changes' needed in UK food production

NI farmers 'alarmed' at Johnson's farm subsidy pledge

9 July 2019

Output is 'fairest measure' for allocating UK farm funds

Investment in science must continue after Brexit, NFU says

9 July 2019

Science and innovation 'crucial' to farming’s future

Welsh govt announces Sustainable Farming Scheme plan

9 July 2019

Farmers will be paid to carry out environmental work

No-deal Brexit 'socially and economically disastrous', NFU says

8 July 2019

Farmers 'may go out of business', Minette Batters warned

Farmers blame EU for 'sacrificing' poultry industry

5 July 2019

EU agrees 180,000t of additional meat from Mercosur

Natural England 'failed to deliver' new general licences

4 July 2019

It follows the revocation of three in April

Tory leadership hopefuls share views on rural issues

4 July 2019

From farming to full fibre broadband

Calls for Scottish govt to make up LFASS shortfall

3 July 2019

Gap in funding 'can and must be made good'

Trade expert cautions Hunt's £6bn farm pledge

3 July 2019

There are certain things Hunt 'absolutely cannot do'

UK market just as important as overseas trade, farmers say

2 July 2019

Sheep farmers highlight importance of UK market

Support payments 'must not decrease', NI farmers say

1 July 2019

Any drastic change will have a 'detrimental impact'

Farmers slam EU for signing trade deal with Mercosur

1 July 2019

EU agrees trade deal with South American bloc

Hunt pledges £6bn to help farmers in event of 'no deal'

1 July 2019

Farmers 'face uncertainty' under 'no deal' Brexit, Hunt says

'Chaotic Brexit' in October 'huge risk' to red meat sector

30 June 2019

Exports are worth £187.6 million to the Welsh economy

Beef farmers call for action to re-establish sustainable returns

28 June 2019

'Urgent action needed' to support British beef sector

£31.2m fund to help farmers be greener and produce more

28 June 2019

Farmers set to benefit from major innovations

Gove announces ‘field to fork’ review of UK food system

27 June 2019

Food security and sustainability are priorities

Government 'lacks ambition' in promoting British food abroad

27 June 2019

Awareness of British food internationally is 'low'

Johnson and Hunt urged to back five rural pledges

26 June 2019

Next PM must make a 'public commitment' to rural voters

Brexit: Public say imported food must match UK standards

26 June 2019

Public do not back imports of sub-standard food

Govt 'must be held to account' over stewardship schemes

25 June 2019

MPs to probe what has gone wrong with stewardship

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