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Suffolk farm’s diversification brings local community together and boosts farming business

Suffolk’s Hog & Hen farm shop and café has provided a hub for the local community, whilst supporting the farming family’s arable and pig enterprise. Farmers Guide visited the shop to chat to the team about their farming methods and experience starting a new diversification through the pandemic – alongside the myriad challenges facing British farmers.

NFU Mutual urges farms to donate surplus food 

NFU Mutual has launched a campaign urging farms to donate edible food waste to redistribution charity FareShare.  

Oatly ads banned after watchdog rules them ‘misleading’

Adverts by the oat drink brand attracted over 100 complaints, with critics raising concerns about the company’s environmental claims.

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.

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