Government must focus on future food security, warns NBA

National Beef Association (NBA) sends open letter to George Eustice MP after amendments to the Agricultural Bill to protect UK standards were not adopted.

Prince Charles backs “remarkable farmers”

Speaking out in support of the ‘Pick for Britain’ campaign, Prince Charles praised the UK’s “remarkable farmers and growers” as he urged people to adopt the ‘Land Army’ spirit and help get the harvest in.

Spiraling freight costs threaten global food prices

Evidence of a doubling and in some cases nearly tripling of maritime freight costs over the last month from exporters across the food supply chain has raised a red flag for food prices.

UK farmers dismayed after Ag Bill amendment rejected

Despite the government’s commitment to protect British farming and food standards, MPs have voted to reject an amendment to the Agriculture Bill, which would have prevented lower-standard food imports.

MPs urged to speak up for food and farming during crucial Agriculture Bill debate

The NFU has convened a huge coalition of farming, environmental and animal welfare organisations to write to all 650 MPs and urge them to ensure the new Agriculture Bill includes vital safeguards which ensures the food we import in any potential trade deals meet the same high standards of animal welfare and environmental protection as is expected of UK food producers.

‘Lifeline’ for plant and flower growers as garden centres set to reopen

“Opening garden centres provides a lifeline for British plant and flower growers that have been devastated by the near complete loss of their market this year,” says NFU President Minette Batters.

Dairy industry unites to launch £1m consumer campaign

The UK dairy sector in partnership with Government has today announced a new joint-funded campaign to highlight the importance of ‘human connections’ during the current coronavirus crisis.

US negotiations offer new routes for UK sheepmeat

The National Sheep Association (NSA) is welcoming the news UK/US trade discussions are due to commence following disruptions caused by Covid-19.

“We owe farmers an enormous debt of gratitude” – Prince Charles

In a time of national crisis, HRH the Prince of Wales has praised the hard work and dedication of UK farmers and urged the public never to forget the “crucial importance of nature and farming”.

Dairy farmers urged to submit accounts of their losses

Defra is asking for ‘accurate and credible data’ on the severity of issues facing the dairy sector, to back up the industry’s call for support.

Dairy industry join together to manage milk supply

The government will temporarily relax elements of UK competition law to support the dairy industry through the coronavirus outbreak. 

Dairy industry unites behind calls for urgent government action to save sector

Appeals for urgent government action to save the dairy industry have been backed by the entire supply chain, including UK farming unions, RABDF, Dairy UK and the Provision Trade Federation.

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