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Eustice to announce further funding for sustainable farm-based proteins

Speaking at the Devon County Show, environment secretary George Eustice announced a funding pot to support research into farm-based protein production to reduce reliance on imports.

Rising prices causing “crisis of confidence” among British farmers, NFU warns

Spiralling costs are forcing Britain’s farmers to make significant changes to their food production plans, with some facing the prospect of going out of business, according to a new survey of farmers’ intentions by the NFU.

Food security key to first National Food Strategy, govt says

The NFU says the strategy represents a ‘clear milestone’ as the government recognises the importance of domestic food production – but it now needs to develop into clear delivery and investment.

Govt criticised for “unacceptable” delay to import checks

Minister for Brexit opportunities Jacob Rees-Mogg has confirmed no further import controls on EU goods will be introduced this year.

Spring Statement: Tax cuts welcomed but further action needed to tackle countryside cost of living crisis

Rishi Sunak’s Spring Statement saw cuts to fuel duty, a raising of the National Insurance threshold and reduction in basic rate Income Tax.

Ukraine war: What impacts are we seeing on British farms?

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has created a humanitarian crisis and caused far-reaching impacts globally. In the UK it has brought food security concerns to the foreground and increased the strain on farmers already battling the impacts of the past two years. Farmers Guide spoke to farmers and industry experts to shed light on the current situation, and any help available to farmers.

Farming leaders “disappointed” as NZ trade deal officially signed

Farming groups have raised concerns about the government’s approach to free trade deals and the cumulative effect on British farming and food.

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.

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