Farming bodies react as US set to accept British lamb again
24th September 2021
For the first time since 1989 the United States of America may allow the importation of British Lamb. Following comments from the British Prime Minister UK farming bodies have reacted to the news.
AIC calls on Government to work with industry to solve fertiliser crisis
21st September 2021
The UK and several European fertiliser manufacturers have suspended fertiliser production due to unprecedented gas prices.
Report urges government to back British food at home and abroad
15th September 2021
The NFU is calling for a commitment from the government to not allow Britain’s food production to slip below its current level of 60% self-sufficiency, alongside greater ambition in promoting British food at home and abroad to aid food security.
Boost for British pork as £50m trade deal announced
4th September 2021
British farmers and food producers are set to benefit from access to a valuable new market, as Mexico has now officially opened its doors to British pork for the first time. British exporters can now tap into this brand-new market, which boasts high demand for high quality pork meat.
Defra officials confirm Geronimo the alpaca put down
31st August 2021
The alpaca was condemned after twice testing positive for bovine TB, but caught national attention as the owner engaged in a four-year legal battle to try to save the animal.
Calls for a Covid Recovery Visa to address workforce shortages
28th August 2021
In a new cross-industry report, the UK food and drink sector is calling for a 12-month Covid-19 Recovery Visa to help alleviate the workforce shortages that are causing serious disruption across the whole of the supply chain and significantly increasing the cost of getting food to the public.
Government plans to release beavers into the wild
25th August 2021
Defra has announced plans to release beavers in to the wild in England, opening up a landmark consultation on the 25th of August 2021. The consultation marks a cautious step towards further reintroductions and establishing native beaver populations.
Rural community vital part of goverment’s plan to ‘level up the nation’
22nd August 2021
The NFU have been championing the role of the rural community in a series of discussions with the government aiming to make sure those in the countryside do not get left behind as the country develops.
NFU responds to BPS and lump sum payment consultation
13th August 2021
Following the end of the Government consultation period into the administration of direct payments and a lump sum exit payment for farmers who may be looking to leave the industry, the NFU has shared its response to the proposals.
Farmers react to Beyond Meat founder’s comments on meat tax
3rd August 2021
Farmers and farming groups have responded to recent comments made by Ethan Brown, owner of the world’s largest plant-based ‘meat’ alternatives company.
NFU responds to UK food workers’ exemptions
26th July 2021
The British government’s U-turn on the exemption for UK food workers from isolation means daily testing will replace isolation for some key workers.
Pig sector “edging closer to a major crisis”
23rd July 2021
National Pig Association chief executive Zoe Davies has warned that farms will see serious problems in “a matter of weeks” if the government does not act to address staff shortages.