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News updates on farming across the UK.

Farmland letting length increases in 2016 – but challenges remain

The average length of new farmland lettings in England and Wales in 2016 increased noticeably on previous years, according to a new survey by the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV). At 4.48 years, the average let, covering everythi...<br />

Trees tackle climate change and helps farm production, conference hears

The need to tackle soil erosion and cope with climate change will make trees an important ingredient for productive cropping and livestock farming, a conference heard. 250 farmers, foresters, landowners and researchers came together to learn more ...<br />

Video: UK is heading for hard Brexit 'one way or another'

Britain is heading for a hard Brexit in one way or another according to a leading agricultural advisor of European policy. Peter Fane has been advising farmers, trade bodies and agricultural businesses on all aspects of European policy for over 20...<br />

Brexit: Senior barristers call on government to tackle 'tricky issue' of agriculture

Senior barristers have called on the government to tackle the 'trickiest' issues first in Brexit negotiations, such as what will happen to agriculture once the UK leaves the EU. Brexit negotiators began formal talks with their EU counterparts this...<br />

Sturgeon asks EU for extension on farm payments as NFU say delay is 'unacceptable'

Nicola Sturgeon's government has again asked for an extension to the deadline of paying EU subsidies to Scottish farmers. She is expected to address farm leaders after it emerged that her government could face up to £60 million in fines for late p...<br />

Operation Countryside: Major rural crime operation ordered by Yorkshire police

A rural crime-fighting operation will see police deployed across Scarborough and Ryedale to stop 'cross-border criminals', North Yorkshire police have said. Dubbed 'Operation Countryside' it will bring together local officers and specialist units....<br />

Scottish farmers among those receiving food-project funding boost

The Scottish government has announced a multi-million pound boost to food processors and farmers. Butchers, pie manufacturers, food processors and farmers are among 16 projects that have secured funding from the latest round of the Food Processing...<br />

UK farming industry can 'put things right' after Brexit, says Gove at Highland Show

Leaving the European Union will present a chance for British agriculture to 'put things right', Michael Gove has said. The newly appointed Defra secretary, who is now the man in charge of farming policy, was speaking at the Royal Highland Show. ...<br />