Tag Archives: National Farmers Union

Food groups call for new GCA powers

A coalition of food organisations has called on the government to tackle unfair trading practices along the entire food supply chain as part of its review of the Groceries Code Adjudicator’s (GCA) remit. The Groceries Code Action Network (GCAN) said the watchdog's remit should be extended to give current GCA Christine Tacon the power to…
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Political Print

DEFRA’s much-awaited Food and Farming Plan could offer strong support for Britain’s embattled farmers – but the EU referendum has put it on the back burner. The EU referendum has much to answer for. Ever since the Remain and Leave campaigns were launched in earnest in February the mill of domestic policy making has ground…
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Dairy farmers in crisis

THE CRISIS in the dairy industry has hit the headlines again this week. There have been emergency meetings held in Stormont in response to the Northern Irish Dairy crisis.                   Milk prices are down 28% this month as a result of good pasture, whist the abolition of…
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First Milk delay dairy farmers’ pay by two weeks

FIRST MILK announced that over 1,000 farmers within one of its co-operatives would see a delay in their pay cheque, due on Monday 12th January, and all subsequent payments after will be put back a fortnight.                       The news has been said to have made…
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NFU calls for people to back British farming

THE NATIONAL Farmers Union (NFU) has revealed self-sufficiency in UK food production stating has dropped by 15% over the last twenty years. According to the NFU, the latest figures show that as a nation the UK is currently only 60% self-sufficient, meaning that without imports from other countries we would only produce enough food to…
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Two million hectare shortfall in UK land possible by 2030, study finds

CAMBRIDGE HOSTED industry platform calls for joint action plan with government.                   By 2030, the UK could require up to 7 million hectares of additional land to meet a growing population’s food, space and renewable energy needs, while increasing the area needed to protect nature and its…
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School children want to visit farms, new research suggests

THE NFU has said the industry must do all it can to teach youngsters about where their food comes from after 84% of five to eight-year-olds said they would love to visit a farm.                           Figures from the survey were revealed as part…
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Farming is beating recession in the UK, new report reveals

A NEW REPORT from the National Farmers Union (NFU) has revealed that the agricultural industry in the UK is bucking the recession trend and delivering for the nation’s economy.               The new report ‘Backing the Business of British Farming’ was published on the first day of the NFU’s annual…
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Farm to Fork visits open to every primary school in the UK

EVERY PRIMARY school in the UK will be given the chance to learn more about food and where it comes from as part of a major new food education programme launched today.                   Farm to Fork, the first initiative from The Tesco Eat Happy Project, is backed…
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Neonicotinoid restrictions shroud crop future in uncertainty, says NFU

WITH ONLY days to go before restrictions on crop protection products begin, the NFU has described the lack of an EU impact assessment to determine the effect on pollinators and crop production as ‘alarming’.   The NFU believes that the decision to restrict the use of neonicotinoids, which comes into force from Sunday (December 1),…
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