The last chance to save us from a no-deal Brexit has now slipped by. Here’s what we lost today 01/07/2020
The negotiations which will set our relationship with our closest neighbours for the next generation are being rushed in a reckless game of chicken.
The U.K. will set up a new commission to inform its post-Brexit agricultural policy, bowing to pressure from British farmers and potentially complicating trade negotiations with the U.S.
ONLY a quarter of Scottish farmers are optimistic about the impact Brexit will have on the industry, a survey has found.
NZ ready to get heavy with the UK [re CPTPP] 18/06/2020
New Zealand now stands between the United Kingdom and its hopes of entering the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement (CPTPP).
Concern is growing among farmers and unions about the importation of lower quality food to the UK, post-Brexit.
'They betrayed us and lied to us' - Lincolnshire farmer blasts Conservative government after vote 24/05/2020
He says farmers were made false promises by MP's before the election.
Union and consumer groups warn post-Brexit trade policy must hold food imports to same standards as UK.
The United Kingdom is planning to cut tariffs on U.S. agricultural imports to advance progress on a free trade agreement, the Financial Times reported on Thursday.
The most important piece of farming legislation to come before parliament in decades included an amendment tabled by Neil Parish, Conservative MP for Tiverton and Honiton, which sought to protect UK farmers from low-standard food imports.
Farmers are waking up to the effect Brexit could have on their industry, says PETER HETHERINGTON.
A British fruit and veg farmer fears his crop will rot in the ground this year because of a shortage of pickers caused by Brexit and coronavirus.
Fruit and veg ‘will run out’ unless Britain charters planes to fly in farm workers from eastern Europe 28/03/2020
UK urgently needs 90,000 labourers to pick crops that will otherwise die in the fields, warns charity.
The government hasn't yet decided on a new scheme, and many in the rural communities are concerned a 'funding gap' will appear.
"opening our ports, shelves & fridges to food which would be illegal to produce here would not only be morally bankrupt..." - Minette Batters, NFU 26/02/2020
"To sign up to a trade deal which results in opening our ports, shelves & fridges to food which would be illegal to produce here would not only be morally bankrupt, it would be the work of the insane."
Boris Johnson faces angry backlash from farmers after dismissing post-Brexit food fears as ‘mumbo jumbo’ 25/02/2020
Prime minister told that allowing in ‘food which would be illegal to produce here would not only be morally bankrupt, it would be the work of the insane’
'I am out of business if I cannot get these staff' - farmer's fears over new immigration rules 21/02/2020
A Norfolk farmer fears fruit and vegetable operations like his could go bust if new immigration rules close the door to migrant workers who harvest and pack their crops.
Boris Johnson's low-paid migrants ban 'disaster' as builders, bakers and care face big hit 19/02/2020
Boris Johnson's immigration plans for after Brexit are facing a massive backlash as industry leaders say key fields - like farming, construction and the stricken care industry - won't get the workers they need.
British farmers fear Boris Johnson will surrender UK food standards to Trump in talks with 'fearsome' US negotiators 06/02/2020
Britain's farmers fear Boris Johnson's government will trade away British food standards in Brexit trade talks with "fearsome" US negotiators, the main group representing farmers in the UK has told Business Insider.
Scotland’s Rural Economy Secretary has criticised the UK Government for increasing uncertainty over funding for farmers and crofters.
Opposition leaders are using Donald Trump's visit to the UK to raise concerns about the terms of a post-Brexit trade deal with the US.
Campaigners say next government must clamp down to avoid risks to human health.
Food industry is ‘completely integrated’ on island of Ireland, say farmers’ groups.
Millions of apples left to rot in UK as Brexit uncertainty worsens EU fruit picker shortage 21/10/2019
‘The level of food waste is morally reprehensible,’ says National Farmers’ Union chair.
Brexit deal complex, bureaucratic and leaving more questions than answers, say Northern Ireland farmers 18/10/2019
The Ulster Farmers’ Union has said Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal is “complex and bureaucratic” in its first assessment of the plans.