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  1. Farm Business RSS

    Brexit action ‘getting very late in the day’ says NFU

    Written by FB reporters The NFU’s initial response to the government’s latest proposals to replace the Irish/ Northern Irish ‘backstop’ includes the observation that it’s getting ‘very late in the day’ to achieve a breakthrough. Commenting this morning, the union said: “We have argued strongly...
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    Free event for farmers aged 18 to 26

    #StudentFarmer magazine has teamed up with Co-op to give 10 lucky winners the chance to spend a day getting exclusive access to a grower and packer site and depot centre in Cambridgeshire. ENTER HERE...
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    Is the NFU doing its job for Farmers ?

    I`m not a farmer but have an interest in the industry , most farmers I talk to dont have much time for the NFU so I was wondering what the general consensus was here on TFF .
  4. The Business Barn

    Union reservations over Agricultural Bill...

    In the week where we’ve seen the second reading of the Agricultural Bill, the NFU outlines its top ten amendments it wants to make. As it stands, the government has outlined plans to phase out direct payments to farmers between 2021 and 2027 which will be replaced by a new system of support...
  5. The Business Barn

    Big steps forward in rural connectivity...

    A new partnership between the NFU, CLA and Openreach could help close the digital divide and speed-up rollout of superfast broadband among rural areas. Access to superfast rural broadband will be generated through a newly negotiated fixed line broadband wayleave agreement and Memorandum of...
  6. The Business Barn

    Annual broadband and mobile survey live...

    The NFU is encouraging the agricultural and rural sectors to take part in their annual broadband and mobile survey to help build a true picture of connectivity in the countryside. The NFU continues to engage with the government about the need for fast, affordable and reliable broadband and...
  7. The Business Barn

    When is the right time for farmers to diversify?

    With Brexit on the horizon, farmers will no doubt be starting to think about how they need to shape their business over the next few years to ensure they can ride the wave of a changing market and the consequential volatility, reduced direct support and a changed regulatory framework to work...
  8. The Business Barn

    Celebrity launches farm diversification video series...

    Jimmy Doherty collaborates with NFU Mutual to produce a five-part video series investigating the different ways farmers can plan diversification activities. One of the UK’s best-known farmers has prepared a series of videos providing tips and advice on planning and running a diversification...
  9. News

    NFU President says now is the time to champion British food and farming

    Now is the time for British food and farming to be championed by the British people according to the NFU's newly-elected President Minette Batters. In her first official speech delivered today (26 Feb), Ms Batters set out her bold and ambitious vision for British food and farming to an audience...
  10. News

    NFU wins over plans to amend Renewable Heat Incentive

    The NFU has successfully challenged Government’s plans to remove the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) support from crop drying and other drying processes, enabling farmers to continue to use most of these practices. The NFU worked alongside FEC Energy and other trade associations to prevent the...

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