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15 August 2020
View news from United Kingdom University of Edinburgh hopes to develop trypanosomiasis test
Researchers at the University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute are developing new methods to tackle trypanosomiasis, a parasitic infection that kills millions of cattle each year....
13 August 2020
View news from United Kingdom Emerging research suggests red meat may have a longer-than-expected shelf life
An industry-led study from the UK and Australia demonstrates that the current shelf life recommendations can be safely extended. ...
View news from United Kingdom Deadline for English Dairy Response Fund extended to September
English dairy farmers who suffered significant milk price cuts in April because of COVID-19 disruptions and have yet to submit their claim to the Government’s Dairy Response Fund have now got until 11 September to apply....
12 August 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK businesses call for action to save "shovel-ready" renewable heat projects
Renewable energy projects in the agri-food sector have been excluded from BEIS’s RHI COVID-19 Extension, undermining Government ambitions to deliver Carbon Net Zero and to "build back better"....
View news from United Kingdom FAI Farms Ltd completes successful management buyout
FAI Farms, a leading research, data and consultancy business working to provide practical solutions for climate and food security, announces their successful completion of a management buyout....
11 August 2020
View news from United Kingdom New UK company brings sustainable farming to shoppers
Two entrepreneurs who started their business at the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) are growing a community of consumers passionate about having a say in where their food comes from....
09 August 2020
View news from United Kingdom 26 ways UK farmers are doing their bit to reach net zero carbon emissions
The NFU has published 26 examples of how farmers are working towards net zero on their farms, showing how other farmers can make changes to their businesses to help achieve the NFU’s 2040 net zero ambition....
06 August 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK NFU responds to Environment Agency air quality queries
The UK’s farmers can help improve air quality by reducing ammonia emissions, but the government must facilitate these efforts by improving regulations and removing barriers....
04 August 2020
View news from United Kingdom Brexit’s unfinished business could negatively impact UK meat industry
The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) reports that serious barriers to trade remain unresolved ahead of the withdrawal period deadline....
31 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom What’s in part one of the UK’s National Food Strategy?
The UK has recently published part one of its National Food Strategy – an independent review that will inform government decision making for the next 75 years....
29 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK vets turn to behavioural science to curb bovine TB
A new report issued by the British Veterinary Association sets out a new approach to tackle bovine TB. ...
View news from United Kingdom UK Government still sidelining animal welfare concerns in its trade policy
Key animal welfare groups like the RSPCA have lingering concerns over the UK's Trade and Agriculture Commission....
28 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom Amazon enters the UK grocery delivery space
Amazon has announced that it will begin free deliveries of groceries in the London area on 28 July....
View news from United Kingdom UK Government revamps farm policy for 2021
The UK Government has launched a new policy that aims to reduce administrative burdens for farmers while delivering on environmental commitments. ...
View news from United Kingdom UK's Liz Truss officially launches Trade and Agriculture Commission
Members of key agriculture, animal health and environmental groups met in Whitehall to agree on the UK's priorities and timetable for a report on potential trade deals and food and animal welfare standards....
26 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom PFLA publishes updated Certification Standards
The Pasture-Fed Livestock Association has published its latest set of Certification Standards, listing what cattle and sheep producers must do to apply the "Pasture for Life" marketing symbol on their produce....
24 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK Government greenlights field trials for bovine TB vaccine
The field trials are the culmination of 20 years of research by government scientists in the UK....
23 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom Report finds that UK Government fund creates collaborative farming communities
According to a report published on 22 July, UK farmers participating in government-funded groups are creating more collaborative and greener communities across the country....
22 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK grocery sales drop as lockdown lifts
Industry data shows that grocery sales in the UK rose 14.6 percent year-on-year in the four weeks to 12 July, slower than previous weeks....
View news from United Kingdom Defra secretary to prioritise nature as part of the UK’s green recovery from COVID-19
Defra Secretary of State George Eustice has outlined his vision for a green recovery from the coronavirus crisis in a speech to the Green Alliance....
21 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom NFU urges action on farm safety issues
Farmers are starting to make important changes on their own farms, but the industry needs to get better at pointing out risks to each other – that is the message from NFU Deputy President Stuart Roberts at the start of this year’s Farm Safety Week....
20 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom Public support of British farmers reaches record high
A survey by OnePoll has shown that support for British food and farming has reached a record high as a result of farmers’ efforts to keep the nation fed throughout the coronavirus pandemic....
View news from United Kingdom UK's Farm Safety Week begins
New report shows that fatal injuries on-farm have decreased by 37.5 percent this year, but there's still a way to go. ...
View news from United Kingdom New initiative unifies veterinary approach to sustainability
A group of UK vets has launched the world’s first organisation dedicated to supporting veterinary professionals and vet led teams in being a leading force for sustainability....
18 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom Why UK farmers are potentially missing out on an average of £52,000 in R&D tax credit savings
Experts provide insight for how businesses in the agricultural sector can use R&D tax credits to begin to take advantage of their innovation....
17 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK school champions British dairy farmers in new video
A Surrey school is championing British dairy farmers by producing a heart-warming video illustrating the issues facing dairy farmers during the COVID-19 pandemic....
16 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom NFU UK advocates for farming's role in flood management
Farmers and growers need to be at the heart of future flood management policy and properly rewarded for their role in nature-based solutions to flooding, the NFU said today....
15 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom RABDF identifies shortfalls in government's EFRA evidence call
The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) has highlighted ways the Government could have supported British dairy farmers better during the pandemic after the Environment Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee issued an urgent call for evidence....
 
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