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06 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom RSPCA urges UK government to prioritise animal welfare as Agriculture Bill reaches Lords
Higher animal welfare laws hang in the balance as next week’s Lords vote looms as the House of Lords prepares to vote on crucial amendments to the Agriculture Bill to protect millions of farm animals, the RSPCA urges the government to keep its promises....
05 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom Latest AHDB outlooks outlines farming’s potential future
The impact of the COVID-19 crisis, unusually dry weather and uncertainty surrounding the UK’s future trading relationships are all explored in the latest Agri-Market Outlook....
03 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom RSPCA cautiously welcomes government food labelling consultation
RSPCA says that labelling is "no excuse to drop standards". ...
View news from United Kingdom BMPA hits back at union description of conditions in meat plants
The BMPA is criticising claims made by Unite the Union about working conditions in the UK's meat processing plants. The BMPA believes that Unite the Union's depictions are misleading and are muddying the waters in the fight to understand and combat the...
02 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom Red Tractor's remote farm assessments prove to be a success
Red Tractor has completed more than 6,300 remote sessions with farmers and has received overwhelmingly positive feedback from members. ...
01 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK vows to uphold its food standards in US trade talks
On 30 June, the UK government said it would not compromise on environmental protection, animal welfare and food safety standards in talks with the United States as the parties negotiate a post-Brexit trade deal....
30 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom New BMPA report offers solutions to meat industry labour challenges
In a new report submitted to the UK's Migration Advisory Committee by the British Meat Processors Association, the BMPA offers solutions to the sector's recurring workforce challenges. ...
View news from United Kingdom Reaction to UK's announcement of Trade and Agriculture Commission
The British Veterinary Association and NOAH welcome the formation of the new Trade and Agriculture Commission, and stress that animal health and welfare must be safeguarded. ...
29 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom NFU welcomes formation of Trade and Agriculture Commission
UK NFU hails the government's concrete action towards safeguarding the UK's food standards as trade talks ramp up. ...
View news from United Kingdom Early first cut brings fermentation and protein concerns
Current analysis of grass silage suggests that farmers will have to carefully consider ration protein levels and secondary fermentation risks this season. ...
28 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom Keeping grassland thistle-free
Fields filled with 10 percent thistles produce 10 percent less grass to feed to livestock says Corteva Agriscience’s weed biology specialist Dr Nicola Perry....
26 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK food labelling fast track welcomed but it’s no excuse to drop standards
"Method of production" labelling long overdue but must not be used to justify imports of animal products produced to standards illegal in UK, says RSPCA....
25 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom Industry groups raise concerns over farmer well-being as pandemic continues
Mart closures and show cancellations will impact farmers' mental health and well-being. ...
24 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK farmers invited to shape new Environmental Land Management scheme
Farmers across England are invited to discuss and share their views on future farming policy in a series of online webinars from Defra. ...
22 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK launches its "bounce back" plan for agriculture
The UK Government has unveiled new measures and proposed trade agreements that will revitalise the food and drinks sector as the world recovers from the coronavirus pandemic....
View news from United Kingdom Attention future farmers: £5000 Sustainable Agriculture Bursary now open for applications
Agriculture students that are passionate about nature friendly farming can apply for a bursary worth £5,000 to support them throughout their studies....
19 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK meat industry at risk of losing European orders from September
UK meat sector will start losing EU orders within 12 weeks unless government provides clarity on trade arrangements....
18 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom One million people across the UK sign NFU food standards petition
More than one million people have pledged their support for British farming and food production by signing the NFU’s petition urging government to ensure future trade deals do not lead to an increase in food imports that would be illegal to produce...
View news from United Kingdom Brexit explainer - the UK's export regime and what it means for the meat industry
Britain hasn’t exported to Europe for 46 years - but we’re about to start....
17 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK and EU farmers united in call for free trade agreement
Farming organisations from across the EU have joined the UK's NFU in its call for an urgent breakthrough in trade talks in order to establish a UK/EU free trade agreement....
View news from United Kingdom No-deal Brexit could have “catastrophic toll” on animals, warns UK’s leading animal welfare organisations
Increased animal testing, supply problems for veterinary medicine and animal food, border hold-ups and chlorinated chicken imports could accompany a no-deal Brexit. ...
15 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK farmers should consider whole-crop options to extend forage stocks
Cattle farmers who are facing the prospect of a forage shortage this season could consider whole-cropping cereals to help bridge the feed gap....
14 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom Is the UK ignoring the value of "public goods" in organic farming?
The National Trust has issued a new farm health check report as the UK government embarks on a new agriculture strategy. ...
View news from United Kingdom New guidance available from COWS: Integrated parasite control on cattle farms
The Control of Worms Sustainably in cattle (COWS) group has published the final chapter in its updated Guide, bringing together key technical messages from other new chapters on roundworms, lungworm, liver and rumen fluke and ectoparasites....
12 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK Vets call on retailers to defend food standards
Vets across the UK are calling on the retail and food service sector to give priority to British produce, even if future trade deals allow the import of foods produced to lower standards. ...
11 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom Johnson pledges to uphold UK animal welfare standards after Brexit
Prime Minister Boris Johnson says Britain will maintain its animal welfare standards after 2020 transition period....
View news from United Kingdom Small abattoirs play a critical role in animal welfare
New report outlines the decline of licensed slaughterhouses, raising transportation and welfare concerns. ...
10 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom More transparency needed on standards of grain imports to UK
The NFU is asking the government and supply chains for greater transparency around the standards associated with imported grain as the UK seeks new trade deals around the world....
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