Farming bosses welcome government response to independent review on Dartmoor

The British farming community warmly welcomed the recent government response to the independent review of Dartmoor, saying that it has carefully considered given recommendations and offered workable solutions for everyone. 

NFU calls out ‘major issues’ with flooding fund launched earlier this week  

The NFU has just issued a statement pointing out “major issues” with the newly announced Farming Recovery Fund, which aimed to help farmers devastated by Storm Henk in January.

New landlord-tenant code of practice called ‘good start’ in fair communication 

The launch of the code of practice regulating landlord-tenant relationships has been warmly welcomed by farming leaders. 

Licensing changes make it easier for farmers to grow hemp  

Defra has just announced changes that make it easier for farmers to grow hemp, maximising its economic and environmental potential. However, strict laws on cannabis remain in place.

Farmers need clarity over tax treatment of land in environmental schemes 

Farm and estate property consultancy Carter Jonas has called for clarity over the tax treatment of land put into environmental schemes.

NFU calls for halt to SMETA changes until growers are fully consulted 

The NFU is calling for a halt to proposed rule changes that require growers to pay recruitment fees. The union fears that the new legislation could have a financially damaging impact on farmers. 

SFI cap welcomed by farming groups

Farming groups have expressed relief that the government has listened to the sector’s growing fears that environmental schemes could pose a threat to food security.

How can farmers balance green schemes with food production? 

A rural property expert encourages farmers to carefully consider to what extent they enter new environmental schemes after inheritance tax relief was extended in the Spring Budget. 

Farmers protest: Westminster surrounded by tractors 

Hundreds of tractors took part in a go-slow farmer protest in London yesterday, demanding UK food security.

Everything you should know about today’s protest at Westminster

British farmers are set to bring the countryside to London during a protest that kicks off later today. 

Spring Budget: Removal of ELMs tax barrier warmly welcomed

Updates to environmental schemes that were announced in the Spring Budget have been welcomed by farming organisations.  

Co-op follows other stores adding ‘Best of British’ section

Co-op has become the latest retailer to announce adding a ‘Best of British’ section to its website. This will make it “easier and quicker” for customers to find locally produced food. 

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