National Farmers Union calls for post-Brexit rules on seasonal workers to be eased to plug gaps.
Tory frontunner will be ‘empty chaired’ by NFU – as enviornment secretary reveals ‘tensions’ with Truss.
Farming union chief says situation ‘nothing short of a travesty’, as crops also hit by drought and record heat.
NFU President Minette Batters said the UK-New Zealand deal, as with the one signed early this year with Australia, has little benefit for British farmers and that a coherent approach is needed to bolster UK farming’s productivity.
As Prime Minister Boris Johnson prepares to depart Downing Street, tossed from office by his own party, his legacy — the opening lines of his eventual obituary — will call him the man who “got Brexit done.” / So how is that going? What can be said about the post-Brexit Britain that Johnson is leaving behind?
Scottish farmers say a post-Brexit ban on exporting seed potatoes to the EU is facing them with a ‘huge financial hit’. / The UK Government’s being urged to strike a deal with Brussels to resume trade – which has also restricted business with Northern Ireland.
A Lincolnshire organic farm will build accommodation for foreign labourers after Brexit made finding seasonal workforce increasingly difficult.
Spiralling inflation, crops left in the field and travel chaos: 10 reasons Brexit has been disastrous for Britain 03/02/2022
As small businesses crumble, shelves get emptier and the care-worker shortage intensifies, life outside the EU is having a dire effect on many of us. Why aren’t politicians talking about it?
A Dorset farming business has suspended more than £150,000 of orders and may be forced to abandon any future activity in Europe because of post-Brexit changes at sea ports.
A Dorset farm has suspended more than £150,000 of orders and may be forced to abandon any future activity in Europe because of post-Brexit changes at sea ports.
Animal welfare faces ‘clear and present danger’ from post-Brexit trade deals, study warns 28/07/2022
Claim that UK farming at risk if ‘soft’ approach pursued with countries with ‘less qualms’ about quality.
'New Zealand television is completely mystified by the amazing Brexit trade deal Liz Truss keeps boasting about.' [2 mins] 22/07/2022
New Zealand television is completely mystified by the amazing #Brexit trade deal Liz Truss keeps boasting about. They can’t understand why she would want to make British farmers poorer and theirs richer. Even the winning side can’t fathom it.
The International Trade Committee, a cross-party committee of UK members of parliament, has warned the government against “overselling” its free trade agreement (FTA) with Australia, saying that “flat-footed negotiating” has led to significant concessions without securing all possible benefits in return.
Activists file formal complaint alleging government has breached international law in signing deal.
MPs will examine the government’s progress in rolling out its new farm payment system, the Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS).
The post-Johnson era is already a nightmare 19/07/2022
Boris Johnson’s Trumpian remarks on the “deep state” will almost certainly have a destructive effect on British democracy.
What will be the impact of Britain’s withdrawal from the EU on food standards in the UK?
Ministers to break promise to give MPs a final say before approving trade deal with Australia 18/07/2022
Agreement will clear parliament on Wednesday under obscure behind-closed-doors process – with no debate, despite a pledge.
Kent farming giant reports 8% fall in harvest due to lack of seasonal pickers – saying it’s easier to import fruit.
THE Welsh Government’s rural affairs minister Lesley Griffiths has said Brexit is to blame for uncertainties on farming policy.
THE UK Government failed to heed warnings over the damage Brexit would do to Scotland’s food and farming sectors, despite “clearly being aware of the consequences”, a Scottish minister has said.
UK’s Liz Truss was warned of blow to food sector under Australia and New Zealand trade deals 12/07/2022
Data obtained by POLITICO shows economic toll on farmers known before key post-Brexit trade talks began.
An Oxford MP has slammed Boris Johnson’s trade deal with Europe as “botched”, stating it has sold many industries “down the river”.
Select committee says ministers want to rush through deal allowing food imports that fall below UK environmental standards.
Rural voters say they’re being neglected by the government – and farmers are disgruntled too, warning that rising costs could lead to food shortages… and that post-Brexit trade deals will see them losing out to cheap imports.