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  1. Farm Business RSS

    Industry welcomes report calling to protect UK abattoir network

    Written by Iain Hoey from Farm Business The Sustainable Food Trust (SFT) and Abattoir Sector Group have welcomed Parliament’s Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (EFRA) Committee for its new report Moving Animals Across Borders for detailing the issues facing smaller abattoirs and why...
  2. GOV.UK RSS

    Government response to gene editing consultation

    Government response to gene editing consultation Written by Defra Press Office There has been widespread national coverage of our announcement of new plans to unlock the power of gene editing, including in BBC News, The Times, the Telegraph, The Guardian, the Independent, the Daily Mail, the...
  3. JP1

    BCMS changes

    Just had the following non-descript email . Just hope my 3 girls keep their legs crossed on that weekend early in October so I don't infringe their reporting rules Rural Payments Agency CPH: Our ref: CTS changes (1.0) Dear Sir or Madam As you’re aware, cattle...
  4. Ranger Security Solutions

    News: Stakes are high with underinsured haystacks, warns expert

    An agricultural expert is urging farmers to take stock of hay and straw stacks after a productive harvest – or risk their investment going up in smoke. Rural insurance broker Lycetts says it is concerned many farmers are unaware that farm insurance policies stipulate stack and distance limits...
  5. BSPB News

    Gene editing decision ‘most significant for 20 years’

    The Government has announced new plans to unlock the power of gene editing to help farmers grow more resilient, nutritious, and productive crops. The British Society of Plant Breeders (BSPB) chief executive Samantha Brooke commented on the Defra announcement saying: “This is the most significant...
  6. GOV.UK RSS

    Wildlife Trusts funding coverage

    Wildlife Trusts funding coverage Written by Defra Press Office There has been coverage in the Daily Express (print, p.27), Press Association and on BBC Radio 4 Today Programme (at 06:45) reporting on the Wildlife Trusts’ announcement that they have raised £25 million as part of its 30 by 30...
  7. Agriland RSS

    Future regulation of gene editing an important ‘first step’ says NFU

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland National Farmers’ Union (NFU) vice president Tom Bradshaw has called yesterday’s government announcement regarding the future regulation of gene editing an important ‘first step towards a properly functioning legislative system’. “The world’s climate...
  8. jackrussell101

    Labour MP wants livestock farming phasing out in 20 years

    https://www.fginsight.com/news/labour-mp-says-most-livestock-farming-will-be-phased-out-over-next-20-years-122910 What an unintelligent left wing ignorant cretin, some of them really are unbelievable, I hope they never ever get elected.
  9. nivilla1982

    Labour 'too comfortable being too urban', Shadow Defra Secretary says

    https://www.farminguk.com/news/labour-too-comfortable-being-too-urban-shadow-defra-says_59031.html
  10. Defra Farming

    Answering farmers' questions about the Sustainable Farming Incentive - part 2

    Answering farmers' questions about the Sustainable Farming Incentive - part 2 Written by The Team The Farming Forum recently held a Q&A session with Janet Hughes, Defra’s Future Farming and Countryside Programme Director. Farmers were invited to submit their questions about the...
  11. GOV.UK RSS

    England’s riverbanks and watercourses to be planted with new woodland

    England’s riverbanks and watercourses to be planted with new woodland Written by Defra Press Office There has been widespread positive media coverage of our announcement of a new project launched to plant extensive woodlands along England’s riverbanks. The ‘Woodlands for Water’ project aims...
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    ELMS: Parliamentary call for evidence

    https://committees.parliament.uk/work/1472/environmental-land-management-scheme/ https://committees.parliament.uk/call-for-evidence/576/ Deadline for submissions 13 October.
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    Brexit is destroying Britain

    https://eand.co/brexit-is-destroying-britain-and-britain-still-cant-face-it-d6df441c23bb I saw this and thought of some of you.
  14. Agriland RSS

    Eustice rules out nationalisation of UK CO2 production

    Written by Rachel Martin from Agriland Defra Secretary George Eustice has ruled out any prospect of the government nationalising the UK’s carbon dioxide production. The government was forced to intervene after agri-food plants warned of an impending crisis as shortages in the supply chain...
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    What Will Be The Turning Point?

    I live in the affluent South East and farm in what is considered to be a very picturesque area and has a designation of an AONB. There are two River valleys that have changed very little in terms of development but agriculturally the upper parts of the valleys are dying. I went for a walk...
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    The three strands to ELMS

    Under current proposals, the total ELMS budget will be split three ways: 1)The Sustainable Farming Initiative. 33%. Support for individual farmers to deliver ‘public goods’. 2)Local Nature Recovery. 33%. Collaborative projects between groups of farmers. 3)Landscape Recovery. 33%. To all...
  17. GOV.UK RSS

    New report underlines need for joined-up action to protect rivers

    New report underlines need for joined-up action to protect rivers Written by Defra Press Office The Rivers Trust has today launched its State of Our Rivers report aiming to allow the English public understand and explore the health of their rivers on a national and local scale. Environment...
  18. Agriland RSS

    Eustice confirms the importance of farming and food in Northern Ireland

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Day two of Balmoral Show was marked by Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) Secretary of State George Eustice MP, confirming the importance of Northern Ireland’s farming sectors to the UK food industry as a whole. He also made it...
  19. GOV.UK RSS

    WHO updates guideline levels for air pollutants

    WHO updates guideline levels for air pollutants Written by Defra Press Office There has been coverage in the Times, Guardian, Telegraph, Independent and PA about the World Health Organization’s updated guidelines for ambient air pollutants. These are advisory levels that countries are...
  20. Agriland RSS

    Royals take in sights and tastes of NI agri-food at Balmoral Show

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland Showgoers at Balmoral Park were in good company this afternoon (September 23) as HRH Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, and HRH Sophie, Countess of Wessex, spent the afternoon at the showgrounds. The royal couple were in Northern Ireland for two days...
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