Agricultural Blog

Doing well is down to decision-making for farm businesses

According to a recent report, the major difference in performance output between the top and bottom performing farms across the UK is because of the decisions made by individual farmers and not because of external factors.

Posted: October 9, 2018

Concerns that no-deal Brexit could have ‘catastrophic’ impact on farming exports

A no-deal Brexit could have ‘catastrophic’ consequences for UK farming and prove to be a major setback from the food and drink sector, the National Farmers Union (NFU) has warned.

Posted: October 2, 2018

Farmers urged to cut down on ‘farm-to-fork’ waste

Farmers and agricultural businesses are being urged to do their bit to cut down on ‘farm-to-fork’ waste, after Government statistics revealed that £13 billion worth of food was wasted in the UK in 2015.

Posted: September 25, 2018

Farmers react to new UK Agriculture Bill

The new UK Agriculture Bill, which sets out the Government’s vision of what British farming will look like post-Brexit, has been described as a “landmark” by Michael Gove. However, many farmers and agricultural business groups believe that the Bill is … Continue reading

Posted: September 18, 2018

Farmers allowed to hire migrants post Brexit

The Government has announced that farmers in the UK will be allowed to recruit 2,500 non-EU migrants a year in a bid to alleviate an anticipated shortage of seasonal workers after the UK leaves the European Union.

Posted: September 11, 2018

The future of the AHDB

Farmers have 10 weeks to contribute to a review on the role of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), which currently collects around £60 million a year in statutory levy from farmers and others in the supply chain.

Posted: September 4, 2018

Deals with China

International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox has secured a deal with China to supply seed potatoes, which will bring major benefits to potato growers across the UK and particularly in Scotland, where 70 per cent of the 100,000 tonnes of … Continue reading

Posted: August 28, 2018

No-deal Brexit will leave beef and sheep sectors ‘vulnerable’

Farming unions agree that the prospect of the UK leaving the European Union in March next year with no trade deal in place will have serious implications for the beef and sheep sectors.

Posted: August 21, 2018

Fortified farms

According to insurers NFU Mutual, farmers in the UK are resorting to ‘medieval’ methods to defend their land from thieves as rural crime is now costing them at least £40 million.

Posted: August 7, 2018

Extreme weather conditions lead to long-term fears for food production

Farmers fear that extreme weather conditions could push UK food prices up this year and cause both short and long-term problems and the two-months drought following a wet Spring is already thought to be causing problems for all sectors of … Continue reading

Posted: July 31, 2018