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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.

Government urged to fix supply chain crisis to secure future UK food security

A coalition of leading food and farming businesses is warning that the UK faces a deepening food supply chain crisis unless the government takes urgent and meaningful action to fix the structural issues facing the industry.

Food price turmoil to continue in 2022

Food prices will remain high in 2022 as adverse weather, inflation along supply chains and logistical strains stay likely to continue, according to Rabobank’s annual Agri Commodity Markets Outlook report.

What farm produce will laden Christmas dining tables?

Following subdued seasonal celebrations last year due to Covid, AHDB insight analysts have taken a look at what this year’s festivities could mean for red meat and dairy, how Yuletide food will be impacted by supply issues and whether 2020 trends will remain.

Are pumpkins for more than just Halloween?

Pumpkins might still be seen as a quintessentially American crop, but the last 30 years have seen their slow, steady rise in the UK arable sector. This rise has led to a now booming industry providing diverse income for farms across the UK.

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…

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.

New deal for UK CO2 supply provides “some reassurance”

The UK’s farming, food and drink industries have been under threat following the recent CO2 supply shortage.

Report highlights role of red meat and dairy in health market

Over a quarter of all meals eaten at home in Britain are consumed for health reasons – with the market worth an estimated £26.5 billion, growing eight per cent year-on-year.

Plans for gene-edited crops could offer “huge benefits”

Defra has unveiled new plans to enable the use of gene editing technologies, to help farmers grow crops that are more nutritious, productive and resistant to pests and disease.

Red meat and dairy markets could benefit from health focus

A new report has highlighted the importance of communicating the health benefits, flavour and versatility of red meat and dairy – as figures show consumers are increasingly health-focused.

Farming bodies react as US set to accept British lamb again

For the first time since 1989 the US may allow the importation of British Lamb. Following comments from Boris Johnson, UK farming bodies have reacted to the news.

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