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20 May 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK farming groups react to government global tariff announcement
NFU Scotland, Ulster Farmers Union, NFU Cymru and NFU UK welcome the proposed safeguards for UK agriculture as it leaves the EU. ...
View news from United Kingdom NFU urges MPs to ask government for detail of protecting food standards in trade deals
The NFU is urging UK MPs to ask how the government intends to honour its manifesto pledge that British farming’s high environmental and animal welfare standards will not be undermined in future trade policy, as the Trade Bill begins its passage in the...
19 May 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK unveils new Brexit tariff regime
The UK plans to keep tariffs on automotive and agricultural products....
18 May 2020
View news from United Kingdom New rules to eradicate BVD come into force in UK
New rules in the battle to eradicate bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) from the UK cattle herd come into effect on 18 May....
15 May 2020
View news from United Kingdom Breedr’s virtual supply chain ensures meat quality, supply and supports net zero targets
A virtual value-chain for livestock production that ensures quality and supply has been developed by Breedr and has the support of the National Farmers Union, major livestock producers, processors and leading supermarkets....
14 May 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK plans to cut tariffs on US agricultural imports
The UK is planning to cut tariffs on US agricultural imports to hasten progress on possible free trade agreement....
View news from United Kingdom RSPCA hails result of "historic" Commons vote for UK Agriculture Bill
MPs have voted for improvements for animal welfare, but the RSPCA remains concerned that key protections for animal welfare are left out. ...
13 May 2020
View news from United Kingdom Business leader offers free advice to help UK dairy farmers tap into funding
A top farm business guru will be offering free advice to dairy farmers on how to access a host of funding opportunities in the first in a series of practical webinars organised by the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF)....
View news from United Kingdom NFU calls for MPs to advocate for food and farming in Agriculture Bill debate
The UK's NFU has convened a sweeping coalition of farming, environmental and animal welfare organisations to write to all 650 MPs to urge them to ensure the new Agriculture Bill includes vital safeguards for food safety, animal welfare and environmental...
12 May 2020
View news from United Kingdom Farmers boost efficiencies by embracing data collection in grassland and manure management
UK farmers are taking an increasingly measured approach to their grassland and manure management, helping drive down costs and boost efficiencies. ...
10 May 2020
View news from United Kingdom Next generation silage inoculants give options to feed recently made silage
Late turnout and actions by dairy farmers to cut milk output due to coronavirus impact, may see some running out of silage this spring....
09 May 2020
View news from United Kingdom Keenan unveils Virtual Showroom and range of supports to help farmers during lockdown
Keenan, an Irish-based machine manufacturing company, launches a dedicated Virtual Showroom for farmers....
08 May 2020
View news from United Kingdom Extra care advised for this year’s first cut silage
Forage experts have warned that weather conditions over recent weeks could bring multiple challenges to silage-making which may need to be addressed this spring....
07 May 2020
View news from United Kingdom US and UK hoping to secure a quick trade deal as virus hammers global economy
The United States and United Kingdom launched formal negotiations on a free trade agreement on 5 May, promising to work quickly to secure a deal that could counteract the worst economic impacts of COVID-19....
View news from United Kingdom UK dairy industry welcomes COVID-19 aid from government
UK government enacts new funding supports for dairy farmers facing hardship due to coronavirus, NFU and RABDF welcome new aid. ...
06 May 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK vets welcome "pragmatic" bovine TB testing strategy amid pandemic
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has welcomed temporary amendments to bovine TB (TB) testing in England, Wales and Northern Ireland that will allow herd tests to continue while maintaining the safety of farmers and vets during the Covid-19 pandemic....
03 May 2020
View news from United Kingdom Cryptosporidiosis in calves leads to longer term production losses
A disease in calves caused by the protozoan parasite Cryptosporidium parvum, has been shown to result in significant longer term weight loss and appreciable economic impact for farmers, highlighting the importance of developing a vaccine....
02 May 2020
View news from United Kingdom Hartpury Agri-Tech Centre offers fresh support during COVID-19 pandemic
The Hartpury Agri-Tech Centre has launched a new initiative to support agri-tech businesses and food producers during the COVID-19 pandemic....
01 May 2020
View news from United Kingdom Deep Science Ventures and University of Edinburgh team up to deliver Scotland's Agricultural Venture Builder
Deep Science Ventures (DSV) and the University of Edinburgh launch the Food & Agriculture Science Transformer (FAST), an ambitious programme creating the first venture studio in Scotland....
View news from United Kingdom Front line food relief amid COVID-19 part 3 – The Bread and Butter Thing
How are local food relief organisations coping with the ongoing pandemic?...
29 April 2020
View news from United Kingdom RABDF’s interim survey results highlight true scale of UK dairy losses
A survey from The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) finds that more than 1 million litres of milk have been discarded since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak....
View news from United Kingdom MPs urged to put pressure on government to support British dairy industry
A huge groundswell of support for the iconic British dairy industry has seen more than 2,230 letters written to nearly 400 MPs, as part of an NFU campaign, calling for urgent help to save a sector hit severely by the Coronavirus pandemic....
View news from United Kingdom RABDF submits key evidence on foreign labour contributions to UK dairy sector
The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) has submitted vital evidence to the Government highlighting the negative impact restrictions on access to foreign labour could have on UK dairy farms post-2021....
28 April 2020
View news from United Kingdom Arla Foods amba confirms May milk price
UK - The Arla on-account prices for conventional and organic milk will decrease by 1 eurocent for May 2020. ...
View news from United Kingdom Study traces spread of early dairy farming across Western Europe
UK - A study has tracked the shift from hunter-gatherer lifestyles to early farming that occurred in prehistoric Europe over a period of around 1,500 years....
View news from United Kingdom The UK's TB response during coronavirus
The Ulster Farmers' Union union has responded to members'queries during COVID-19. ...
27 April 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK warehouses could reach full cold storage capacity within three weeks
The world’s biggest cold storage supplier reports that its UK warehouses could soon run out of space due to stalling restaurant demand....
View news from United Kingdom Front line food relief amid COVID-19 part 1 – Granville Community Kitchen
How are local food relief organisations coping with the ongoing pandemic?...
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