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  1. LCF1

    Best tractor drawn livestock trailer

    What are peoples thoughts about the best trailer for moving mostly sheep, occasionally cattle?
  2. Agriland RSS

    Minister Prentis pledges her support to the UK sheep sector

    Written by William Kellett The National Sheep Association (NSA) welcomed Minister for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Victoria Prentis as guest speaker at the first of its new Breakfast Club webinars on Wednesday. Joining NSA chief executive Phil Stocker and NSA chairman Bryan...
  3. GOV.UK RSS

    Coverage of our announcement of £23 million for fish exporters

    Coverage of our announcement of £23 million for fish exporters Written by Defra Press Office There was coverage in today’s The Guardian, Daily Mail, Reuters, Scotsman, Scottish Daily Mail, Press and Journal and BBC Reality Check of our announcement of up to £23 million to support fishing...
  4. Farm Business RSS

    AgriSupply Industry Coalition – a vital role in success of UK agriculture

    Written by John Swire The key role which the agricultural supply sector has to play for farming’s new future was underlined in a meeting between Victoria Prentis, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Defra and the AgriSupply Coalition. The Coalition, which represents nine trade and...
  5. Farm Business RSS

    United voice and less hypocrisy key to vibrant UK grains sector

    Written by John Swire A common voice on future policy and eliminating the hypocrisy on grain standards will be key to a vibrant UK grains sector post-Brexit, according to NFU president Minette Batters. After four years of wrangling, the prospect of the UK crashing out the EU with no-deal was...
  6. GOV.UK RSS

    Response to Guardian coverage about historic landfill sites

    Response to Guardian coverage about historic landfill sites Written by Defra Press Office An article has been published by The Guardian today about historic landfill sites in the UK, stating that “the contents of hundreds of sites remain unknown” to the Environment Agency (EA), therefore...
  7. GOV.UK RSS

    Flood defences across England

    Flood defences across England Written by Defra Press Office This morning, there is coverage on the condition of flood defences across England, following an appearance by the Environment Agency’s Chief Executive, Sir James Bevan before Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee of MPs on...
  8. GOV.UK RSS

    Daily Telegraph coverage of restoration work on the Norfolk Broads

    Daily Telegraph coverage of restoration work on the Norfolk Broads Written by Defra Press Office There has been coverage in the Daily Telegraph and ENDs Report around the Hoveton Broad Restoration Project. This £4.5m restoration project, led by Natural England, seeks to improve the...
  9. GOV.UK RSS

    Natural England investigate disappearance of hen harrier in Yorkshire

    Natural England investigate disappearance of hen harrier in Yorkshire Written by Defra Press Office There was coverage in today’s Times, Yorkshire Post and Birdguides that a protected hen harrier has gone missing from a grouse moor in the Yorkshire Dales. The hen harrier Harold was tagged...
  10. Clive

    TFF's ELMS Questions time ? Number 2

    Following one from last time DEFRA has once more invited the members of TFF to put their questions regarding the ELMS scheme forward and take them to an exclusive interview with David Kennedy ( Director General, food, farming, animal and plant health) head of the ELMS team in Westminster who...
  11. JP1

    America's largest farmland owner (242,000 acres)

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/arielshapiro/2021/01/14/americas-biggest-owner-of-farmland-is-now-bill-gates-bezos-turner/?fbclid=IwAR0UIzF5AxJwVAlvrAw4E2PvCvFzBRB4oMa5MnZnZJnEF17qqhvdGSFZD-Y&sh=11e6f1b96096
  12. crazy_bull

    Field ploughing for flood prevention

    Here’s one for you! a customer has been written to, to demand he ploughs his field at 90 degrees to the slope (standard)...... The field in question is linseed stubble destined to be direct drilled when the weather permits...... He had been written too by the local flood prevention department...
  13. GOV.UK RSS

    Moving agri-goods from Great Britain to Northern Ireland

    Moving agri-goods from Great Britain to Northern Ireland Written by Defra Press Office Border flow Goods are flowing effectively and in normal volumes between Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The Northern Ireland Protocol means that trusted traders, such as supermarkets and their...
  14. GOV.UK RSS

    Supermarkets and food supply

    Supermarkets and food supply Written by Defra Press Office This morning the Financial Times has reported on a Defra consultation to enable the fast-tracking of some supermarket delivery lorries returning to Europe so that they can restock and return, ensuring delays are not introduced into the...
  15. Agriland RSS

    Minister Prentis to speak at NSA Breakfast Club webinar launch

    Written by William Kellett The National Sheep Association (NSA) is looking forward to welcoming Minister for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Victoria Prentis, as guest speaker at the first of its new Breakfast Club webinars this coming Wednesday, January 20, 2021. The first of NSA’s...
  16. A

    Single Market / Customs Union - A Tragic Loss

    As humans, we have an innate tendency to take what we have for granted. Very often, we don’t appreciate the true meaning or value of something, until it’s gone. Then sadly it can all too often be too late. Barely two weeks into the final Brexit trade deal, I dare say there are many, many...
  17. TFF

    Statement from Red Tractor

    Due to the number of threads on TFF at the moment, we have requested a statement from Red Tractor to see if they will be taking into account what indiviudal farmers are saying and the overwhelming numbers on the two polls.
  18. onesiedale

    Food education at Groundswell 2021

    @martian Just listening to Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall on the radio and can't help but think that a 'food education' aspect would add an extra, but logical, dimension to Groundswell. Not only would it help promote healthy food and eating but also demonstrate to decision and policy makers (and...
  19. A

    Building on tenanted ground

    Morning all, first post in this area of the forum so please forgive me if the questions below seem somewhat naïve and hoping for some clarity.... In essence, I rent what's left of the family farm and buildings from "the family" and have done for the last 9/10 years. Nothing is formally...
  20. Mainbale

    Documents required to Export Forage into Europe.

    :unsure: HI All, Just asking if anyone is currently exporting forage into Europe. Under the new post Brexit rules we are being asked for a health certificate, we have contacted the government bodies and Defra but no one seems sure what documentation is needed and who issues it. If anyone could...

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