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06 August 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK NFU responds to Environment Agency air quality queries
The UK’s farmers can help improve air quality by reducing ammonia emissions, but the government must facilitate these efforts by improving regulations and removing barriers....
04 August 2020
View news from United Kingdom Brexit’s unfinished business could negatively impact UK meat industry
The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) reports that serious barriers to trade remain unresolved ahead of the withdrawal period deadline....
31 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom What’s in part one of the UK’s National Food Strategy?
The UK has recently published part one of its National Food Strategy – an independent review that will inform government decision making for the next 75 years....
29 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK vets turn to behavioural science to curb bovine TB
A new report issued by the British Veterinary Association sets out a new approach to tackle bovine TB. ...
View news from United Kingdom UK Government still sidelining animal welfare concerns in its trade policy
Key animal welfare groups like the RSPCA have lingering concerns over the UK's Trade and Agriculture Commission....
28 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom Amazon enters the UK grocery delivery space
Amazon has announced that it will begin free deliveries of groceries in the London area on 28 July....
View news from United Kingdom UK Government revamps farm policy for 2021
The UK Government has launched a new policy that aims to reduce administrative burdens for farmers while delivering on environmental commitments. ...
View news from United Kingdom UK's Liz Truss officially launches Trade and Agriculture Commission
Members of key agriculture, animal health and environmental groups met in Whitehall to agree on the UK's priorities and timetable for a report on potential trade deals and food and animal welfare standards....
26 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom PFLA publishes updated Certification Standards
The Pasture-Fed Livestock Association has published its latest set of Certification Standards, listing what cattle and sheep producers must do to apply the "Pasture for Life" marketing symbol on their produce....
24 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK Government greenlights field trials for bovine TB vaccine
The field trials are the culmination of 20 years of research by government scientists in the UK....
23 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom Report finds that UK Government fund creates collaborative farming communities
According to a report published on 22 July, UK farmers participating in government-funded groups are creating more collaborative and greener communities across the country....
22 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK grocery sales drop as lockdown lifts
Industry data shows that grocery sales in the UK rose 14.6 percent year-on-year in the four weeks to 12 July, slower than previous weeks....
View news from United Kingdom Defra secretary to prioritise nature as part of the UK’s green recovery from COVID-19
Defra Secretary of State George Eustice has outlined his vision for a green recovery from the coronavirus crisis in a speech to the Green Alliance....
21 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom NFU urges action on farm safety issues
Farmers are starting to make important changes on their own farms, but the industry needs to get better at pointing out risks to each other – that is the message from NFU Deputy President Stuart Roberts at the start of this year’s Farm Safety Week....
20 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom Public support of British farmers reaches record high
A survey by OnePoll has shown that support for British food and farming has reached a record high as a result of farmers’ efforts to keep the nation fed throughout the coronavirus pandemic....
View news from United Kingdom UK's Farm Safety Week begins
New report shows that fatal injuries on-farm have decreased by 37.5 percent this year, but there's still a way to go. ...
View news from United Kingdom New initiative unifies veterinary approach to sustainability
A group of UK vets has launched the world’s first organisation dedicated to supporting veterinary professionals and vet led teams in being a leading force for sustainability....
18 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom Why UK farmers are potentially missing out on an average of £52,000 in R&D tax credit savings
Experts provide insight for how businesses in the agricultural sector can use R&D tax credits to begin to take advantage of their innovation....
16 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom NFU UK advocates for farming's role in flood management
Farmers and growers need to be at the heart of future flood management policy and properly rewarded for their role in nature-based solutions to flooding, the NFU said today....
13 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom RSPCA dismisses UK Trade Commission
The UK's leading welfare charity criticises industry-led commission, saying that it lacks animal welfare representation. ...
View news from United Kingdom UK retailers warn of price hikes if no-deal Brexit
The UK’s retail industry urged the UK and European negotiators to reach a post-Brexit trade agreement, warning that consumers could face higher prices without tariff-free trade....
10 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK creates Trade and Agriculture Commission amid trade negotiations
The UK's new Trade and Agriculture Commission represents farmers, retailers and consumers and will advise the government on trade, animal welfare and environmental standards. ...
09 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom Control to Crypto: new animation from Moredun Institute
The Moredun Institute has created a new informative animation on how to effectively manage and control cryptosporidium on-farm. ...
View news from United Kingdom NFU warns of long road to recovery after statement from UK Chancellor
“It remains clear that the entire nation and economy will be facing a long recovery to bounce back from the coronavirus pandemic."...
08 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom RSPCA hails Aldi's commitment to not sell lower-welfare products as UK debates new policies
Higher animal welfare standards hang in the balance as the House of Lords debates the new Agriculture Bill....
View news from United Kingdom UK's landmark Agriculture Bill moves forward
The transformative Agriculture Bill that will replace the EU's Common Agriculture Policy in the UK has returned to the House of Lords. ...
View news from United Kingdom Pirbright: pooled milk can be used for FMD surveillance
A case study undertaken by scientists at The Pirbright Institute is the first to confirm that milk obtained from in-line milk samplers on a large-scale dairy farm can be used to detect circulating foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) in cattle....
07 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK veterinary college explores how to help farmers in crisis
A research team at Hartpury University in the UK is carrying out a study to find out how farmers can be supported in times of crisis in the future, after assessing the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. ...
 
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