Farming industry responds to Boris Johnson’s update on UK-Australia trade deal
16th June 2021
“Real fears” over consequences of UK-Australia trade deal as Boris Johnson and Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, reach a broad agreement.
Sausage wars: What does the outcome of G7 mean for farmers?
15th June 2021
“Give and take” will be needed to overcome growing tensions over the Northern Ireland protocol and avoid a trade war, as growing tensions between the UK and the EU cast a shadow over G7.
UK secures new trade deal with Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein
7th June 2021
The agreement’s cutting-edge digital provisions make it the most advanced free trade deal signed by the three countries to date, and cuts tariffs on food and farm products from the UK.
MPs call for details of Australia deal to be published “without delay”
29th May 2021
The Efra Committee chair has written to Liz Truss highlighting the “distress and concern” caused to British farmers by reports of a zero-tariff, zero-quota trade deal with Australia.
Australia trade deal: NFU set five questions the UK government must answer
28th May 2021
The NFU has outlined five key questions the UK government needs to urgently answer concerning its future trade policy and the continuing negotiations on a free trade agreement (FTA) with Australia.
HS2 “dishonest, misleading and inconsistent” when dealing with farmers complaints
27th May 2021
HS2 Ltd must drastically improve its communication and engagement with farmers affected by the rail project, many of which are left distressed due to uncertainty and mounting financial pressures, the NFU said today.
UK to offer Australia tariff-free trade despite fears of serious damage to British farmers, reports say
21st May 2021
The UK government is reportedly set to offer Australia a tariff-free, quota-free trade deal despite warnings that it could seriously harm British farmers, according to a report in the Financial Times.
Brexit saga is “far from over”, warns NFUS president
19th May 2021
NFU Scotland president Martin Kennedy said the EU Commission’s door on negotiations with the UK appears “firmly and frustratingly closed”.
Govt urged to remember its promise to UK farmers in Australian/NZ trade deals
19th May 2021
As the government’s post-Brexit trade negotiations with Australia and New Zealand race to the finish line, farming groups have delivered a stark reminder to ministers to protect UK farmers from low quality imports.
Queen’s speech: What does it mean for agriculture?
13th May 2021
Rural groups have welcomed moves to tackle certain rural crimes, as well as red tape around planning permission, but reiterated calls to ensure food imports match domestic standards.
What does the future hold for the sheep sector?
4th May 2021
A few months on from the official end to the transition period, livestock editor Sarah Kidby explores the key challenges and opportunities facing the sheep sector.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits Derbyshire farm with NFU President
26th April 2021
Prime Minister Boris Johnson today saw first-hand the world-leading standards British farmers adhere to when he visited Stuart and Leanne Fairfax, livestock farmers in the Peak District National Park in Derbyshire.