Slaughterhouses in Wales required to install CCTV as new law comes into force

All Welsh slaughterhouses will need to install CCTV by 1st December as new regulations have been approved by the Senedd. 

General Election 2024: What could the next govt mean for farming? 

As the General Election is set for 4th July, Labour is currently leading the opinion polls. We explore what happens next, and what farmers would like to see from the next government.

Christine Tacon steps down as Red Tractor chairwoman for Co-op position  

Christine Tacon has announced her plans to step down as Red Tractor chairwoman after being appointed to the Co-op board.

Live animal export ban receives royal assent

A ban on exporting live animals will now go ahead as the Animal Welfare (Livestock Exports) Act received royal assent.

SFI offer “hugely expanded” from July

Defra has quadrupled the actions available to farmers, and added a new, expanded offer for upland farmers, as well as agroforestry and precision farming actions.

Industry responds to delay of controversial Welsh Sustainable Farming Scheme

The Welsh Government has just announced a new timeline for the Sustainable Farming Scheme. The introduction of the controversial scheme has been delayed.

Welsh farmers join protest in Cardiff

Welsh farmers joined a protest in Cardiff yesterday, which coincided with the announcement that the Sustainable Farming Scheme (SFS) transition will be delayed until 2026. 

What can farmers expect from Farm to Fork Summit 2024? 

The government’s Farm to Fork Summit, held in Downing Street today, is set to present a “significant opportunity” to tackle issues facing UK farmers, as well as the country’s food supply chain. 

Welsh farmers will protest on World Farmers Day

Welsh farmers are planning to drive their tractors through Cardiff on World Farmers Day to show their dissatisfaction with governmental policies. 

Farming community welcomes John Swinney as new first minister of Scotland

The Scottish farming community warmly welcomed SNP leader John Swinney as the seventh first minister of Scotland. 

Local elections 2024: Rural communities feel ‘politically homeless’ 

Rural communities feel “unseen, unheard and politically homeless”, said a countryside campaigner following local elections. 

Government makes ‘crucial changes’ to improve biosecurity at UK trade border 

The government has introduced “crucial changes” in regards to food imports as well as animal and plant products to improve the country’s biosecurity. 

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