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BREXIT

NFU19: Food tariffs to protect farmers in no-deal Brexit

Tariffs and quotas will be imposed on food imports in the event of a no-deal Brexit to protect British farmers, the government has announced. But producers also face the prospect…

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NFU19: Next 30 years ‘most important’ in global agriculture

The next 30 years will be the most important time in the history of global agriculture, which faces enormous challenges to feed a growing world population, an influential US global…

BOVINE TB

NFU19: Wales urged to follow England’s badger cull model

The head of Wales’ biggest farming union is calling on the Welsh government to work together with farmers to battle the ongoing misery of bovine TB – and adopt the…

PAYMENTS, SCHEMES AND GRANTS

NFU19: Gove promises action over late agri-environment payments

Bridging payments worth up to £28m will be paid from April to farmers still waiting for Countryside Stewardship scheme payments, the Defra secretary has announced. Michael Gove admitted that the…

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NFU19: Gove reaffirms pledge to protect UK food standards

Defra secretary Michael Gove has reaffirmed his pledge to protect British farm standards after the UK leaves the European Union. Speaking at the NFU annual conference, Mr Gove said the…

NFU CONFERENCE

Poll: How do you rate Minette Batters' first year?

The NFU conference, now under way in Birmingham, marks the anniversary of Minette Batters' election to NFU president. It has been an eventful first year, dominated by Brexit and the development…

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NFU19: Union demands Brexit guarantee on food standards

NFU president Minette Batters is calling on the government to convene a high-level commission to help guarantee that food imports meet British standards after Brexit. Speaking at the NFU's annual…

FARM POLICY

NFU19: What will farming look like in 2040?

Brexit may be dominating the political agenda, but farmers also need to consider the longer term and start preparing for what will be a very different operating environment. That is…

NFU CONFERENCE

NFU19: Food production must be priority, government told

Farm leaders have warned the government that domestic food production must be a strategic priority at what is a critical time in British history. The warning is contained in a…

NEWS

10 things we learned from NFU conference

This week's NFU conference was the biggest ever – bringing more than 1,500 delegates to the centre of Birmingham for two days that mixed farming business and pleasure. We look…

STAFF MANAGEMENT

Grower challenges minister on labour plans

A prominent grower has taken farming minister George Eustice to task over the government’s lack of plans over access to labour. Aly Capper, a hops grower and the NFU’s horticulture and…

NEWS

NFU reveals new 'three-pronged' approach to farm support

First details have emerged of NFU proposals for a three-pronged approach to a British agricultural policy after the UK leaves the European Union. The support would fall under three broad…

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