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News - Farming UK

News updates on farming across the UK.

Farm rents static in face of Brexit uncertainty


Rent rises are predominantly static at the moment in the face of Brexit uncertainty, says the Tenant Farmers Association (TFA). James Gray, TFA national chairman, told FarmingUK that most members were seeing little increase in farm rents, although...<br />

Irish farmers call for UK to remain in single market and customs union


An Irish farmers' leader has called for the United Kingdom to remain within both the Customs Union and the Single Market when it leaves the EU. With less than a year to go until the UK's membership of the European Union comes to an end, the border...<br />

France to ban vegan products from using terms like 'sausage' and 'steak'


French MPs have voted to ban vegan and vegetarian products from using terms enjoyed by their meat counterparts, such as 'sausage' and 'steak'. The new law has been brought into force in France and will be enforced with a €300,000 fine. The law ...<br />

UK to celebrate Great British Beef Week from 23 April


NFU president Minette Batters is calling on the British public to get behind Great British Beef Week, which returns for the eighth consecutive year next week. Wiltshire farmer Minette Batters is seen as a champion of British beef. She is also the ...<br />

Farmers and rural businesses urged to apply for Land Rover Bursary


Applications to win the use of a Land Rover Discovery Commercial or Discovery Sport from a leading rural charity is set to close on April 30th. Now in its fifth year, the the Prince’s Countryside Fund partnership with Land Rover was set up to help...<br />

Report criticising dairy industry 'cherry picks statistics to paint false picture'


The environmental and nutritional contribution of the UK dairy sector has been "wilfully misrepresented", according to Dairy UK. The comments follow the publication of the report ‘Principles for eating meat and dairy more sustainably’, urging redu...<br />

Extension agreed for Scottish Upland Sheep Support Scheme


The Scottish Government has announced an extension to the application period under the Scottish Upland Sheep Support Scheme (SUSSS). The scheme, worth around £6 million, is designed to assist active hill farmers and crofters through a payment coup...<br />

Rising demand for organic feed presents opportunities for arable farming


The demand for organic animal feed is increasing, with a new report revealing that demand significantly outstrips supply. The Soil Association’s Organic Arable report, released on Thursday (19 April), presents opportunities for arable farmers cons...<br />