Farming news from the last 24 hours

BREXIT

Eustice considering ways to ease food sector labour crisis

Defra secretary George Eustice says he is considering changes to the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme (Saws) as a way of bringing in much needed labour to help the beleaguered agri-food…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Pork levy holiday proposed as hefty price drop adds pressure

AHDB Pork is proposing a one-month pork levy holiday, subject to ratification by government ministers. If agreed, the move would be worth approximately £800,000 to the industry, which has suffered…

LAND MARKETS

Demand for disused barns and small blocks of land skyrockets

Farmers could benefit from the rising interest in rural living as buyers seek agricultural buildings with permission for conversion. Identifying any redundant barns or livestock sheds that could be converted…