Nfu news around the UK

1 April 2020



New ale launched in Suffolk to celebrate local farmers

20 March 2020

The pale ale celebrates Suffolk farmers

NFU welcomes new UK-wide water framework proposal

17 March 2020

Plan looks at the issue of future water supplies

Coronavirus: NFU Scotland tells members not to hold meetings

16 March 2020

Union tells farmers not to hold gatherings

Petition calling for ban on low quality food imports reaches 15k

12 March 2020

15,000 people sign NFU’s food standards petition

'Just devastating': Impact of extreme weather hits Midlands farm hard

11 March 2020

NFU visited the farm to see the concerns

NFU postpones March London rally due to coronavirus

11 March 2020

Mass rally cancelled and delayed to later date

Growers 'face greater risks' over future access to water, NFU says

10 March 2020

Increased demand from other users and climate

NFU warns against move to abolish red diesel's tax breaks

5 March 2020

Chancellor is looking to increase taxes on fuel

NFU launches toolkit to combat red meat myths

1 March 2020

Online tool challenges media inaccuracies

Online tool launched for farmers wanting to assess GHG emissions

29 February 2020

It suggests ways of reducing GHG emissions

Minette Batters re-elected NFU president for further two years

27 February 2020

Wiltshire beef farmer re-elected union president

High-profile Leicestershire farmer honoured for industry dedication

27 February 2020

Joe Stanley was presented this year's NFU award

BPS payments to be reduced from 2021 in 'progressive way'

27 February 2020

George Eustice said it will start with reduction of 5%

Increasing sophistication of rural crime 'affecting farmers' mental health'

27 February 2020

Rural crime tactics a 'serious issue' for mental health

NFU tells government to honour UK farm standards pledge

27 February 2020

Govt 'must honour manifesto commitment in Ag Bill'

Eustice faces barrage of questions over Brexit food standards

26 February 2020

Defra Secretary insists standards will be protected

Any drop in standards would be 'insane', NFU president says

25 February 2020

NFU expresses frustration at govt's mixed messages

Trade deals must be made 'on our terms', NFU warns

25 February 2020

NFU fears watering down of standards post-Brexit

Points-based immigration system 'fails to recognise farming's needs'

19 February 2020

NFU president expresses concerns over new system

NFU president opens new £2m agri-tech centre

18 February 2020

The new building showcases smart tech

NFU asks farmers to make mental health a priority

13 February 2020

It comes as #MindYourHead gets underway

Farming stalwart named recipient of posthumous industry award

7 February 2020

Inspirational farmer Jim Innes died recently

Reducing migrant salary threshold not enough, NFU says

4 February 2020

Policy 'must urgently address' farming needs

Farming fits in STEM learning, teacher survey shows

3 February 2020

NFU worked with 800 teachers across UK

Environment Bill 'must not compromise food supply'

31 January 2020

The landmark bill was unveiled this week

Hundreds of farmers to attend London rally in March

28 January 2020

Farmers urge government to back UK farming

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

14 January 2020

NFU calls on government to back UK standards

Security specialists to provide discounted CCTV services to NFU members

14 January 2020

Three South East rural security firms selected

NFU urges government to set up food standards commission

8 January 2020

It would ensure UK farming standards are kept

New partnership offers farmers ATV helmet discount

7 January 2020

The NFU offer provides a 25% discount