All articles about NFU Conference

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.



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…

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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…


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…


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…


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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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…


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…


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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