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See Farmers Weekly’s live news coverage from the NFU Conference, the biggest annual conference for farmers in England and Wales. We report on the sessions delivered by agricultural industry leaders, focusing on topics such as farming post Brexit and food security. We also talk to farmers at the event to hear what’s on their minds.

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Analysis: Government's four-point plan - has it delivered?

The government has defended its record on agriculture – almost a year to the day since Defra secretary Liz Truss unveiled a four-point plan for farming at last year’s NFU…

EU farm chief Phil Hogan lays out his agriculture agenda

European agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan gives Johann Tasker an early taste of his priorities for food and farming ahead of his first major UK speech at the NFU conference in…

Opinion: A DIY strategic plan for farming starts now

A month ago at the World Economic Forum in Davos the prime minister set out his five-point plan to secure the nation’s long term future by making a success of…

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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…

BUSINESS

Video: What word is on farmers’ lips?

Maintaining production standards, sustainability of the industry and access to good market intelligence are just some of the issues on farmers’ minds. Asked at the NU conference in Birmingham yesterday…

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BUSINESS

Video: What word is on farmers’ lips?

Maintaining production standards, sustainability of the industry and access to good market intelligence are just some of the issues on farmers’ minds. Asked at the NU conference in Birmingham yesterday…

BUSINESS

Video: Farmers give thumbs up to sector’s future

Farmers are feeling positive about the future of the industry, despite the uncertainty created by Brexit, according to a straw poll at the NFU conference. All of those that Farmers…

Video: NFU president must communicate better, say farmers

The NFU president must communicate better to farmers and the public, was the message from farmers interviewed at the 2016 NFU Conference. Speaking just before NFU presidential elections, a number…

BREXIT

Video: Plumb and Kendall unequivocal on EU referendum

Eminent agricultural leaders Lord Henry Plumb and Sir Peter Kendall say they will be voting to remain in the EU.  Sir Kendall, who was NFU president for eight years and…

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