Nfu news around the UK

18 July 2019



Morrisons unveils £2m farm apprenticeship fund

11 July 2019

It is 'vital' to address future challenges farming faces

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

8 July 2019

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

Recent Wainfleet floods triggers call for more collaboration

5 July 2019

Around 1,100ha of farmland were affected

NFU calls for 'effective incentives' to reach net zero by 2040

5 July 2019

British farmers 'leading the way' in climate-friendly food

Anger after BBC suggests UK farmers have low welfare standards

29 June 2019

The NFU has demanded an apology from the BBC

Young farmers needed for NFU Ambassador Programme

27 June 2019

Apply now to become NFU Young Farmer Ambassador

Brexit: Public say imported food must match UK standards

26 June 2019

Public do not back imports of sub-standard food

NFU calls on government to clarify BPS 2020 rules

17 June 2019

NFU calls for Defra to give farmers clarity on BPS system in 2020

'Wrong' Brexit could risk 'decimation of UK's ability to feed itself', NFU warns

13 June 2019

NFU urges leadership candidates to back British farming

Campaign started to highlight significance of arable sector

12 June 2019

Farmers will showcase value of cereals to MPs

NFU urges government to take increasing flood risk seriously

12 June 2019

Impact of flood risk on farmers 'must be taken seriously'

NFU Cymru launches award for sustainable farmers

10 June 2019

The award recognises the contribution farming makes to Wales

NFU calls for 'realistic timetables' for transition to post-Brexit scheme

6 June 2019

The NFU also said ELM must have 'farming at its heart'

Competition asks pupils to design a futuristic farming machine

5 June 2019

Pupils will design a farming machine for the year 2040

NFU warns of British farming 'betrayal' as Trump visits UK

3 June 2019

NFU has urged government not to 'betray' British farming

NFU hits back as agriculture excluded from list of critical jobs post-Brexit

1 June 2019

Farming is excluded but dance choreographers aren't

Minette Batters' father would've been 'flabbergasted' at her leading NFU

31 May 2019

The first female NFU president says her father was 'against women farming'

Brexit uncertainty is 'crippling' UK dairy sector, NFU says

23 May 2019

Opportunities for UK dairy post-Brexit, but uncertainty is 'crippling'

Farmers call for action to protect Fens from climate change

18 May 2019

Climate change poses a serious threat to the Fenlands

Unions call for UK MEPs to 'understand and engage' with farmers

15 May 2019

They call for policies which allow farmers to 'continue to deliver'

Give farmers 'urgent' access to new general licences, NFU tells Gove

14 May 2019

NFU calls for GLs that are 'practical' and 'fit for purpose'

Up to 12 young people needed to represent NFU for one year

2 May 2019

The programme is open to people aged between 18 and 26

Farmers aim for net zero emissions by 2040 as new UK target released

2 May 2019

Farmers are aiming to reach net zero emissions by 2040

NFU raises concerns over Phase 2a of HS2 project

1 May 2019

NFU has petitioned on HS2 additional provisions for farmers affected

Agri-food sector now worth £122bn to UK economy

19 April 2019

Data shows agri-food sector increased from £113bn to nearly £122bn in 2017

NFU raises concerns over delayed 2017 payments to 4,000 farmers

9 April 2019

The union said it is 'unacceptable' that farmers await 2017 payments

Children to learn about setting up farm businesses with new initiative

8 April 2019

Children will go through the process of setting up their own farm business

'Hugely damaging': NFU Scotland highlights Brexit uncertainty to Defra minister

8 April 2019

The union said uncertainty has been 'hugely damaging' to farmer confidence

Welsh farmers 'concerned' over proposals to shake up public land access

7 April 2019

Changes could see ‘thrill-seekers’ being granted increased rights on farmland

Farming leaders welcome latest Brexit bill looking to extend Article 50

5 April 2019

The bill was approved by just one vote late on Wednesday night