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. 

FSP raises ‘serious concerns’ over HSE’s decision to stop farm inspections

The Farm Safety Partnership (FSP) has raised serious concerns over the recent decision made by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to halt farm safety inspections.

NFU Scotland thanks first minister Humza Yousaf following his resignation 

NFU Scotland has thanked first minister Humza Yousaf for his service following the news of his resignation. 

NFU to send letter to elected PPCs as rural crime figures are concerning

The NFU is campaigning for urgent action on rural crime following recent data showing that the issue costs the UK almost £50 million per year.

River Wye action plan revealed

The River Wye action plan has been launched to preserve the long-term health of the river. It will include the introduction of up to a £35 million grant for poultry manure management equipment as well as the appointment of a new ‘river champion’ and taskforce.

Another three councils oppose vegan trend to support UK farmers

Another three councils, including the first in Scotland, have opposed the plant-based movement, showing support for local farmers. 

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