‘Lifeline’ for plant and flower growers as garden centres set to reopen
12th May 2020
“Opening garden centres provides a lifeline for British plant and flower growers that have been devastated by the near complete loss of their market this year,” says NFU President Minette Batters.
Dairy industry unites to launch £1m consumer campaign
6th May 2020
The UK dairy sector in partnership with Government has today announced a new joint-funded campaign to highlight the importance of ‘human connections’ during the current coronavirus crisis.
US negotiations offer new routes for UK sheepmeat
5th May 2020
The National Sheep Association (NSA) is welcoming the news UK/US trade discussions are due to commence following disruptions caused by Covid-19.
“We owe farmers an enormous debt of gratitude” – Prince Charles
24th April 2020
In a time of national crisis, HRH the Prince of Wales has praised the hard work and dedication of UK farmers and urged the public never to forget the “crucial importance of nature and farming”.
Dairy farmers urged to submit accounts of their losses
23rd April 2020
Defra is asking for ‘accurate and credible data’ on the severity of issues facing the dairy sector, to back up the industry’s call for support.
Dairy industry join together to manage milk supply
22nd April 2020
The government will temporarily relax elements of UK competition law to support the dairy industry through the coronavirus outbreak.
Dairy industry unites behind calls for urgent government action to save sector
20th April 2020
Appeals for urgent government action to save the dairy industry have been backed by the entire supply chain, including UK farming unions, RABDF, Dairy UK and the Provision Trade Federation.
NFU20: Frustrations aired over three-crop rule
28th February 2020
Severe flooding across the country in recent weeks formed a key part of discussions at the NFU Conference this week, with particular concerns raised about the three-crop rule.
Boris Johnson backs ‘Britain’s great farmers’
31st July 2019
During a visit to farmers in Wales this week regarding Brexit plans, Prime Minister Boris Johnson issued his support to ‘Britain’s great farmers’, while planning to scrap the Common Agriculture Policy.
Dairy farmers urged to speak up for fair contract terms
28th November 2018
The four UK farming unions are urging all dairy farmers to engage with the forthcoming government consultation on dairy contracts to make their voice heard and speak up for a