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NEWS

North Devon Council defies vegan plan in support of farmers

Councillors at North Devon Council have rejected a Green Party motion that sought to mandate plant-based food and drink at council meetings and events. The motion also proposed collaboration with…

NEWS

Editor's View: Season to forget for agronomists and farmers

With harvest now officially off to a tentative start, it is a time to congratulate agronomists for helping steer arable farmers through a very difficult year. As combines begin to…

ENVIRONMENT

More wind and solar farms needed say climate change advisers

A significant increase in the number of onshore wind and solar farms, together with a step-increase in tree planting and peatland restoration, are needed if the UK is to meet…

NEWS

NFU reveals farming most valued profession behind nursing

Britain’s farmers and growers have been named as one of the public’s most favoured and valued professions, second only to nurses, according to a new survey commissioned by the NFU.…

NEWS

Memories of Oliver Walston, farmer and industry commentator

Farmers Weekly was sad to learn of the passing of one of our most well-known former contributors, Oliver Walston, earlier this month. We invited his son David to write a…

FARM POLICY

Cabinet resignations ‘won’t derail Welsh SFS plans’

The Welsh Labour government says it remains committed to introducing the Sustainable Farming Scheme in 2026, despite this week’s ministerial upheavals. Wales’ first minister Vaughan Gething has announced plans to…

FARM POLICY

Welsh government reveals SFS 'preparatory phase' details

Welsh rural affairs secretary Huw Irranca-Davies insists he’s “getting on with the day job” amid turmoil and cabinet resignations at the heart of Welsh government. The Senedd member for Ogmore…

NEWS

Enforcement of Welsh NVZ regs “challenging”, admits WG

A top Welsh government official has admitted that enforcing the next phase of the controversial water regulations will be “challenging”. During a recent scrutiny committee, Plaid Cymru MS Llyr Gruffydd…

NEWS

Former HCC boss ‘would have been sacked if he hadn’t quit’

Former Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) chief executive Gwyn Howells would have been dismissed for gross misconduct had he not resigned, according to an independent inquiry. The Welsh red meat levy…

NEWS

Gething to quit after four Welsh ministers resign

Wales' first minister Vaughan Gething has announced plans to quit after four members of the Welsh government’s cabinet resigned over concerns regarding his leadership. Former rural affairs secretary Lesley Griffiths…

NEWS

FW Podcast Ep 214: Prospects for cereal crops in 2024

In this episode, in a special harvest preview, we look at the prospects for cereal crops as combines roll into oilseed rape. New Defra secretary Steve Reed makes his first…

NEWS

Nuclear power plant pledges to source 80% of food locally

Managers of the project to construct a nuclear power plant in Suffolk, called Sizewell C, have set a target to locally source 80% of the food provided to the site…

NEWS

Data ownership: Why it pays for farmers to retain control

As the farming industry evolves, the integration of advanced technologies and data systems undoubtedly offers unprecedented benefits. These tools enhance our ability to make informed decisions, streamline business analysis, and…

NEWS

This Week in Farming: Harvest, farm sales and profit warning

Welcome back to another edition of This Week in Farming, your one-stop shop for the best Farmers Weekly content from the past seven days. But first, here’s your latest input…

NEWS

Opinion: Red flag will herald changes for farmers

Well, comrades, it’s happened: not only do we have a Labour government, but we have a Labour government with such a huge parliamentary majority that Britain could feel rather like…

FARM POLICY

Welsh farmers demand 'major overhaul' of SFS plans

Farm unions in Wales are demanding a major overhaul of the proposed Sustainable Farming Scheme (SFS), following publication of the Welsh government’s response to the consultation it ran earlier this…

NEWS

Study finds cultured meat can open opportunities for farmers

Farmers across the UK may be able to take advantage of opportunities created by the introduction of cultured meat, according to new research. The study, carried out by a team…

ROYAL WELSH SHOW

Royal Welsh sees return of poultry after bird flu ban

A strong entry of sheep and a return of poultry to the 120th Royal Welsh Show for the first time in five years will enhance the livestock sections when the…

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