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08 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK's landmark Agriculture Bill moves forward
The transformative Agriculture Bill that will replace the EU's Common Agriculture Policy in the UK has returned to the House of Lords. ...
View news from United Kingdom Pirbright: pooled milk can be used for FMD surveillance
A case study undertaken by scientists at The Pirbright Institute is the first to confirm that milk obtained from in-line milk samplers on a large-scale dairy farm can be used to detect circulating foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) in cattle....
07 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK veterinary college explores how to help farmers in crisis
A research team at Hartpury University in the UK is carrying out a study to find out how farmers can be supported in times of crisis in the future, after assessing the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. ...
View news from United Kingdom How to manage rights of way on farmland
What UK landowners need to know about rights of way on their land. ...
06 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom RSPCA urges UK government to prioritise animal welfare as Agriculture Bill reaches Lords
Higher animal welfare laws hang in the balance as next week’s Lords vote looms as the House of Lords prepares to vote on crucial amendments to the Agriculture Bill to protect millions of farm animals, the RSPCA urges the government to keep its promises....
05 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom Latest AHDB outlooks outlines farming’s potential future
The impact of the COVID-19 crisis, unusually dry weather and uncertainty surrounding the UK’s future trading relationships are all explored in the latest Agri-Market Outlook....
03 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom RSPCA cautiously welcomes government food labelling consultation
RSPCA says that labelling is "no excuse to drop standards". ...
02 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom Red Tractor's remote farm assessments prove to be a success
Red Tractor has completed more than 6,300 remote sessions with farmers and has received overwhelmingly positive feedback from members. ...
01 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK vows to uphold its food standards in US trade talks
On 30 June, the UK government said it would not compromise on environmental protection, animal welfare and food safety standards in talks with the United States as the parties negotiate a post-Brexit trade deal....
30 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom Reaction to UK's announcement of Trade and Agriculture Commission
The British Veterinary Association and NOAH welcome the formation of the new Trade and Agriculture Commission, and stress that animal health and welfare must be safeguarded. ...
29 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom NFU welcomes formation of Trade and Agriculture Commission
UK NFU hails the government's concrete action towards safeguarding the UK's food standards as trade talks ramp up. ...
View news from United Kingdom Early first cut brings fermentation and protein concerns
Current analysis of grass silage suggests that farmers will have to carefully consider ration protein levels and secondary fermentation risks this season. ...
28 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom Keeping grassland thistle-free
Fields filled with 10 percent thistles produce 10 percent less grass to feed to livestock says Corteva Agriscience’s weed biology specialist Dr Nicola Perry....
26 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK food labelling fast track welcomed but it’s no excuse to drop standards
"Method of production" labelling long overdue but must not be used to justify imports of animal products produced to standards illegal in UK, says RSPCA....
25 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom Women in Dairy Conference moves online for 2020
The 2020 Women in Dairy (WID) Conference organised by the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) is moving online this year due to uncertainty surrounding social distancing measures brought in to control Coronavirus....
View news from United Kingdom Industry groups raise concerns over farmer well-being as pandemic continues
Mart closures and show cancellations will impact farmers' mental health and well-being. ...
View news from United Kingdom Dairy farmers urged to speak up for fair contract terms as government consults on contracts
The NFU is urging dairy farmers to engage with the long-awaited government consultation on dairy contracts and speak up for a more effective dairy supply chain, with fairer terms for farmers....
24 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK-wide consultation into dairy sector to tackle supply chain issues launched
Defra announces a 12-week consultation across the UK to address recurring issues and conditions in the dairy supply chain. ...
View news from United Kingdom UK farmers invited to shape new Environmental Land Management scheme
Farmers across England are invited to discuss and share their views on future farming policy in a series of online webinars from Defra. ...
22 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK launches its "bounce back" plan for agriculture
The UK Government has unveiled new measures and proposed trade agreements that will revitalise the food and drinks sector as the world recovers from the coronavirus pandemic....
View news from United Kingdom Attention future farmers: £5000 Sustainable Agriculture Bursary now open for applications
Agriculture students that are passionate about nature friendly farming can apply for a bursary worth £5,000 to support them throughout their studies....
19 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom Farmers set to lose out as dairy response funds open
The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) has welcomed the dairy response fund for farmers in England and Wales, but says it is disappointed some farmers severely affected will not be eligible....
View news from United Kingdom UK meat industry at risk of losing European orders from September
UK meat sector will start losing EU orders within 12 weeks unless government provides clarity on trade arrangements....
18 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom Fund to support dairy farmers opens for applications
The dairy response fund has opened on 18 June for applications from eligible dairy farmers in England in need of support following the coronavirus outbreak....
View news from United Kingdom One million people across the UK sign NFU food standards petition
More than one million people have pledged their support for British farming and food production by signing the NFU’s petition urging government to ensure future trade deals do not lead to an increase in food imports that would be illegal to produce...
View news from United Kingdom Brexit explainer - the UK's export regime and what it means for the meat industry
Britain hasn’t exported to Europe for 46 years - but we’re about to start....
17 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK and EU farmers united in call for free trade agreement
Farming organisations from across the EU have joined the UK's NFU in its call for an urgent breakthrough in trade talks in order to establish a UK/EU free trade agreement....
View news from United Kingdom No-deal Brexit could have “catastrophic toll” on animals, warns UK’s leading animal welfare organisations
Increased animal testing, supply problems for veterinary medicine and animal food, border hold-ups and chlorinated chicken imports could accompany a no-deal Brexit. ...
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