Brexit: Navigating new rules for the Ag industry

In December 2020, the UK agreed a deal with the EU and new rules now apply for doing business with Europe. William Judge, senior manager, sales – Massey Ferguson, UK, Ireland & Middle East and a member of the Brexit management team within AGCO, discusses the changes affecting the agricultural industry, how AGCO has prepared for these changes, and advice for farmers who still need to take action.

Brexit deal: How are farmers affected?

After years of uncertainty, the UK achieved a trade deal with the EU at the eleventh hour, but what has been the impact so far, and what does the future hold for UK farmers?

Home markets thriving amidst port disruption

Livestock farmers urged to work with auctioneers and be aware of demand.

New Breakfast Club to inform and update in the New Year

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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