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Report highlighting concerns over ELMs should act as a ‘wake-up call’

A new report has questioned the government’s readiness to deliver the ELM scheme, and raised concerns about its potential impacts for the farming sector.

A year in Brexit: What does the picture look like now?

As the UK marks its first tumultuous year outside of the EU, Farmers Guide reflects on the current situation – the outstanding threats, opportunities and what the future may hold for British farmers as a result.

Govt urged to fix “broken” supply chain as farming leaders reflect on new year

A number of farming organisations have called on the government to support British farmers in 2022 after a year of extraordinary challenges.

Anger as “one-sided” UK-Australia trade deal is finalised

UK farming organisations have hit out at the deal, claiming there is “extremely little” to benefit British farmers.

US market to open doors to UK lamb from 2022

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)has amended the rule which currently prevents imports of lamb from the UK into the USA.

Government announces details of Sustainable Farming Incentive

Environment secretary George Eustice has detailed the importance of the food industry to the Government’s levelling-up agenda. He outlined opportunities to enhance profitable agricultural production and increase food security, alongside delivering on environmental priorities to tackle biodiversity loss and climate change.

Politics meets plant breeding

Bury St Edmunds MP Jo Churchill, visited Limagrain UK to see how plant breeding is helping UK farmers to be more sustainable.

How will the Australia trade deal affect UK farmers?

As concern mounts over British farming being undercut by trade deals, AHDB has released an analysis on the potential impact of the deal with Australia.

Autumn Budget: How will it affect farmers?

Critics have noted that there are few specific measures to help farmers in the Chancellor’s latest budget, however some announcements could offer a boost to certain sectors. Farmers Guide took a look at the key points…

Animal activists scale Defra building in protest against meat industry

The animal rights and climate activists are planning an extended stand-off with the police, intending to stay on the building until the government agrees to their demands of defunding the meat industry.

Trade deals: Government must make ‘concrete commitments’, NFU says

Following the recent launch of the Trade and Agriculture Commission, NFU president Minette Batters expressed “frustration” that the government has failed to move on from “warm words” to “practical and deliverable measures” in safeguarding the UK’s high standards.

Fears of UK farmers being undercut by New Zealand trade deal

Boris Johnson seals free trade deal with New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern. What does this mean for UK farmers?

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