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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?

Government to take action on pig crisis

Following weeks of growing tension, which saw farmers protesting at the Conservative Party Conference, the government has announced plans to help alleviate the crisis. 

Huge public support to keep food self-sufficiency levels above 60%

More than 54,000 people have signed a letter to Defra Secretary of State George Eustice in support of NFU calls for a commitment to not let Britain’s food production slip below its current level of 60% self-sufficiency.

Farmers protest as Boris Johnson accused of failing to take action on staffing crisis

Following weeks of mounting concern and frustration, pig farmers have taken to the streets to protest, gathering outside the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester on 4th October to highlight the current sector crisis.

NFU calls for delay and urgent review of BPS reductions in 2022 and 2023

The NFU is calling for an urgent review of Defra’s future farming programme for England, including the postponement of Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) reductions in 2022 and 2023, as farmers and growers continue to deal with multiple challenges which are causing severe disruptions to essential food producing businesses.

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