Home markets thriving amidst port disruption
4th January 2021
Livestock farmers urged to work with auctioneers and be aware of demand.
New Breakfast Club to inform and update in the New Year
28th December 2020
Industry experts will offer sheep farmers concise and useful information every Wednesday morning, to help tackle change and uncertainty in the industry.
Deal or no deal: What does it mean for British agriculture?
21st December 2020
As Boris Johnson resists calls to extend the Brexit process into 2021, after a major deadline in trade negotiations was missed, time is fast running out to finalise a deal before the transition period ends.
Govt’s new roadmap represents “an historic shift” in farming policy
1st December 2020
Defra has unveiled its roadmap for sustainable farming after the Brexit transition map, representing the most significant change to farming and land management for 50 years.
Agriculture Bill becomes law
11th November 2020
Legislation that sets out how farmers in England will be rewarded with ‘public money for public goods’ in a post-Brexit world, has passed into law today (11th November) after clocking up more than 100 hours in the debate chambers.
MPs vote against food standards amendment
6th November 2020
A debate in the House of Commons has seen MPs vote against an amendment to the Agriculture Bill, brought by the House of Lords, which would have required that standard of imported food to match UK standards.
Change is coming: How livestock farmers can prepare for the challenges ahead
5th November 2020
It’s fair to say that between Covid-19, Brexit and last year’s severe wet weather causing one of the worst harvests on record, agriculture has faced the most challenging years in decades. As we go into a second national lockdown, Farmers Guide take a look at the impacts of the last lockdown, and how farmers can mitigate the challenges ahead.
Defra consults on banning solid urea fertilisers
5th November 2020
The government has launched a consultation on reducing ammonia emissions from solid urea fertilisers, to protect human health and the environment.
Govt announces U-turn on food standards commission
2nd November 2020
Government ministers have announced that the Trade and Agriculture Commission will now become a statutory body, following months of campaigning to protect British food and farming standards in future trade deals.
Red Tractor chair to stand down amid food standards backlash
27th October 2020
Baroness Lucy Neville-Rolfe has announced that she will leave Red Tractor next month at the end of her tenure as chair, following recent controversy over the Ag Bill debate.
New rules and logos to protect British food and drink
24th October 2020
Defra has announced new rules and logos to protect British food and drink, guaranteeing the authenticity of regional and traditional foods for shoppers and protecting British producers from imitation.
MPs reject bid to protect food standards in Ag Bill debate
13th October 2020
MPs have voted against an amendment to the Agriculture Bill, put forward by the House of Lords, to ensure food imported to the UK matches domestic standards.