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22 July 2020
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. ...
View news from United Kingdom How to manage rights of way on farmland
What UK landowners need to know about rights of way on their land. ...
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....
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