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22 January 2020
View news from United Kingdom Updates on the UK's Rural Payments scheme
Latest figures on Rural Payments Agency shows record levels of payments across three schemes. 97 percent of farmers and land managers eligible for the Basic Payment Scheme received funding by 20 January, £109 million paid to customers under Countryside...
21 January 2020
View news from United Kingdom What’s the best way to improve the UK’s farm productivity?
Tim Mordan from the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs gives a policymaker’s perspective on how the UK can improve its farm productivity and safeguard the environment as it leaves the EU trading bloc....
18 January 2020
View news from United Kingdom New updates to parasite control guide
The Control of Worms Sustainably in cattle group (COWS) has released updated chapters of its technical guide to parasite control, at the Animal Health Distributors’ Association conference in Birmingham on 15 January....
17 January 2020
View news from United Kingdom Are we measuring ruminant methane emissions correctly?
Researchers at Oxford University have developed GWP*, a new climate metric that accurately measures the impact of methane emissions on global warming – recontextualising the debate surrounding ruminant methane emissions and climate change. ...
View news from United Kingdom New Agriculture Bill to boost environment and food production
A future where farmers are properly supported to farm more innovatively and protect the environment is a step closer today following the introduction of the Agriculture Bill....
View news from United Kingdom Trade deals to dictate success of the UK's new Agriculture Bill
Organic Farmers & Growers (OF&G), the largest certifier of UK organic land has reacted to the new Agriculture Bill introduced to Parliament....
16 January 2020
View news from United Kingdom QMS's Future Strategy Highlighted to MSPs
SCOTLAND, UK - Quality Meat Scotland’s future strategy to further support, develop, promote and protect the Scottish red meat industry has been highlighted to MSPs....
View news from United Kingdom Can the UK farming sector achieve net zero carbon emissions?
Achieving net zero carbon emissions on-farm was one of the hot topics debated at the Oxford Real Farming Conference on 8 January. Panellists from the House of Commons, Chatham House, NFU, Green Alliance UK and the Nature Friendly Farming Network debated...
13 January 2020
View news from United Kingdom Technical Efficiencies Made Over Past Decade Crucial to Long-term Financial Viability
UK - As we start a new decade, hindsight emphasises the challenges our industry will continue to face, according to the latest market commentary by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS). ...
10 January 2020
View news from United Kingdom NFU Responds to 'Apocalypse Cow' Documentary
UK - Last week, Channel 4 released a documentary called Apocalypse Cow: How Meat Killed the Planet wherein the channel refers to it as a "provocative documentary" and how "environmental campaigner George Monbiot argues the biggest problem driving us towards...
View news from United Kingdom Additional 'Meat the Market' Workshops Announced
SCOTLAND, UK - The next in the series of 'Meat the Market' workshops will be held at Scotbeef in Bridge of Allan at the start of next month....
09 January 2020
View news from United Kingdom Farm Gate Podcast: Practical Solutions for Climate and Food Security
Farm Gate, a new podcast, has launched focused on practical solutions for climate and food security. The topics are relevant for everyone who eats food, but particularly intended for farmers, food chain professionals and policy makers....
View news from United Kingdom QMS Kicks off 2020 by Celebrating Meat with Integrity
SCOTLAND, UK - Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) is this month putting Meat with Integrity back at the forefront of consumers’ minds as it relaunches its campaign to raise awareness of the quality and provenance of Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially...
08 January 2020
View news from United Kingdom NFU Urges Govt to be Global Leader of Climate-friendly Food
UK - NFU President Minette Batters will today urge the Government to commit to introducing a food standards commission that scrutinises future trade deals and safeguards British farming’s place as a global leader in climate-friendly food....
07 January 2020
View news from United Kingdom NFU Launches New Offer to Help Members Stay Safe on Farm
UK - The NFU is today launching a new member offer which provides a 25 percent discount off all Spada helmets, as part of its work to help farmers stay safe and legal on farm....
06 January 2020
View news from United Kingdom Activity Programme Reassures People There’s No Need to Cut Out Red Meat
UK - The benefits of red meat as part of a healthy balanced diet will be heard loud and clear this month, thanks to a joint activity planned by levy bodies in England, Scotland and Wales....
26 December 2019
View news from United Kingdom North of Scotland ‘Meat the Market’ Events Announced
SCOTLAND, UK - Sheep and beef farmers based in the north of Scotland are invited to attend two free meetings to help them boost their bottom line by improving their livestock selection and presentation for slaughter....
24 December 2019
View news from United Kingdom NFU Meets with MPs, Urges Them to Support British Farming's High Standards
UK - NFU President Minette Batters has urged MPs to recognise the importance of Britain’s high farming standards and ensure they are not sacrificed by the UK’s future trade policy, as the NFU held one of its first receptions for politicians after...
View news from United Kingdom North of Scotland ‘Meat the Market’ Events Announced
SCOTLAND, UK - Sheep and beef farmers based in the north of Scotland are invited to attend two free meetings to help them boost their bottom line by improving their livestock selection and presentation for slaughter....
23 December 2019
View news from United Kingdom Programme Reassures People There’s No Need to Cut Out Red Meat in January
SCOTLAND - The benefits of red meat as part of a healthy balanced diet will be heard loud and clear next month, thanks to joint activity planned by levy bodies in England, Scotland and Wales....
20 December 2019
View news from United Kingdom Research Shows Domestic Animals Link Virus Spread Among Humans, Wildlife
UK - Our domesticated animals - both pets and livestock - hold the key to the spread of viruses among humans and wildlife according to new research involving Swansea University....
19 December 2019
View news from United Kingdom Ag Bill a Necessity, Must Provide Launch Pad to Future Policy Development
SCOTLAND, UK - In evidence to the Rural Economy and Connectivity (REC) Committee in Scottish Parliament yesterday (18 December), NFUS said a bill that allows continuity of CAP payments is a necessity but must provide a launch pad to driving forward future...
18 December 2019
View news from United Kingdom New Evidence Demonstrates Importance of Govt's Comprehensive bTB Eradication Strategy
UK - New research shows that cattle are ten times more likely to catch bovine TB from badgers than badgers are to catch it from cattle, providing an important insight into the transmission of bTB between badgers and cattle....
17 December 2019
View news from United Kingdom The Guardian Publishes 'Peak Meat' Article; NFU Writes in Response
UK - Last week, The Guardian published an article about a warning from scientists on the need for livestock production to reach its peak by 2030 in order to tackle the climate crisis....
View news from United Kingdom NFUS Calls for New Field to Fork Approach for Beef
SCOTLAND, UK - As beef prices continue at a low ebb, NFU Scotland’s President Andrew McCornick has called for fresh thinking in the beef supply chain....
16 December 2019
View news from United Kingdom NFU Urges Govt to Ensure Sustainable, Ambitious Future for British Food Production
UK - In response to the General Election result, NFU President Minette Batters said that the NFU intends to start working with the new government and parliament straight away to ensure all areas of Westminster and Whitehall understand and value the importance...
12 December 2019
View news from United Kingdom Deadline Approaching for 2019 Scottish Suckler Beef Support Scheme
SCOTLAND - Eligible farmers and crofters are reminded to apply to the Scottish Suckler Beef Support Scheme (SSBSS) before the deadline of 31 December 2019....
02 December 2019
View news from United Kingdom Farmgate Beef Prices Benefit From Modest Increase
SCOTLAND, UK - After a prolonged period of decline, farmgate beef prices in Scotland have increased by 2 percent over the past month, according to the latest market analysis by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
 
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