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Potential new source of income for upland farmers

A new study conducted by the Green Alliance and National Trust suggests that England’s upland livestock farmers could earn over £15,000 profit a year by entering into private water management contracts with businesses in areas susceptible to flooding. The report shows that upland farmers are losing £10,800 a year on average and there are fears […]

Sheep meat production increase

In the first six months of this year, sheep meat production increased to 137,000 tonnes, a five per cent increase on 2016, while imports from New Zealand fell by almost 24 per cent over the same period, a decrease of more than 10,000 tonnes.

EU delay on Red Tractor-approved crops

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) reports that thousands of growers supplying crops for renewable energy under the Red Tractor logo are facing severe disruption because of an “administrative delay” in Brussels. The Red Tractor scheme demonstrates and assures sustainability of British crops entering the European biofuels market and was successfully approved for the last five […]

Farmers in favour

According to a survey conducted recently by the National Farmers’ Union (NFU), an overwhelming majority of the British public are actively supporting the farming sector.