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Ewing says Brexit is a great threat to farming, but so are late CAP payments

Ewing says Brexit is a great threat to farming, but so are late CAP payments


Welsh Government is copying the SNP in its opposition to Union Jack food labels

Welsh Government is copying the SNP in its opposition to Union Jack food labels


Labour will not let food security drift off the Government’s agenda

Labour will not let food security drift off the Government’s agenda


The better parts of the Ag Bill replicate the CAP, so we must ask why we are leaving

The better parts of the Ag Bill replicate the CAP, so we must ask why we are leaving


Brexit consultation fails to deal with lack of Welsh processing capacity

Brexit consultation fails to deal with lack of Welsh processing capacity


Now is not the time to scrap direct payments in Wales

Now is not the time to scrap direct payments in Wales


Scottish farmers are being left behind by Fergus Ewing

Scottish farmers are being left behind by Fergus Ewing


A ‘no-deal’ Brexit would bankrupt our farmers and make us reliant on imports

A ‘no-deal’ Brexit would bankrupt our farmers and make us reliant on imports


Government planning shows food system would be hit hard by a ‘no-deal’ Brexit

Government planning shows food system would be hit hard by a ‘no-deal’ Brexit


Trading on WTO rules is no disaster – it would boost prices for most farmers

Trading on WTO rules is no disaster – it would boost prices for most farmers


Latest non-developments in agriculture ‘disconcerting’ and could be catastrophic

Latest non-developments in agriculture ‘disconcerting’ and could be catastrophic


Not ‘stunned’ by Saudi deals post-Brexit cruelty signals

Not ‘stunned’ by Saudi deals post-Brexit cruelty signals


Scottish farmers have too much to lose to allow a hard Tory Brexit

Scottish farmers have too much to lose to allow a hard Tory Brexit


Ministers must produce a Food Plan to protect the UK’s food security

Ministers must produce a Food Plan to protect the UK’s food security


Brexit is an opportunity to improve food security, if politicians take it

Brexit is an opportunity to improve food security, if politicians take it


Even Farage is now admitting Brexit could be ‘bad news for British farmers’

Even Farage is now admitting Brexit could be ‘bad news for British farmers’


Welsh farmers should be encouraged to go organic to cope with Brexit

Welsh farmers should be encouraged to go organic to cope with Brexit


Scottish Government’s rapid weather taskforce is little more than a talking shop

Scottish Government’s rapid weather taskforce is little more than a talking shop


Brexit could open the door to genetically modified food

Brexit could open the door to genetically modified food


‘The status quo cannot continue’ – Lesley Griffiths explains Welsh policy proposals

‘The status quo cannot continue’ – Lesley Griffiths explains Welsh policy proposals


Brexit does not necessarily give the UK power to ban live exports

Brexit does not necessarily give the UK power to ban live exports


MPs will not allow Gove to duck important questions about ag’s future forever

MPs will not allow Gove to duck important questions about ag’s future forever


Wales must have proper say on funding and trade to secure future for hill farms

Wales must have proper say on funding and trade to secure future for hill farms


Post-Brexit agriculture needs to supply the nation, not just a nostalgic imagination

Post-Brexit agriculture needs to supply the nation, not just a nostalgic imagination


Farmers’ voices must be heard if Scotland is to become a ‘Good Food Nation’

Farmers’ voices must be heard if Scotland is to become a ‘Good Food Nation’


Defra needs to encourage agroforestry to boost farmers’ incomes post-Brexit

Defra needs to encourage agroforestry to boost farmers’ incomes post-Brexit


With Brexit on the way, Defra must make sure the RPA is ready for the challenges ahead

With Brexit on the way, Defra must make sure the RPA is ready for the challenges ahead


Power grab surrender has left Wales with ‘steamrollable’ reputation in Whitehall

Power grab surrender has left Wales with ‘steamrollable’ reputation in Whitehall


Gove is bashing farmers on air pollution, but ignoring the biggest culprits

Gove is bashing farmers on air pollution, but ignoring the biggest culprits


Gove’s farming policy has been written in a London office to win headlines

Gove’s farming policy has been written in a London office to win headlines


UK Ministers should learn from the EU how to tackle unfairness in supply chains

UK Ministers should learn from the EU how to tackle unfairness in supply chains


Paying for public goods could save the Highlands and Islands, but farmers want to produce food

Paying for public goods could save the Highlands and Islands, but farmers want to produce food


A customs union with the EU is the only way to protect agricultural trade

A customs union with the EU is the only way to protect agricultural trade


Now the Cardiff-Westminster standoff is over, Wales can plan future farm support

Now the Cardiff-Westminster standoff is over, Wales can plan future farm support


Scottish farmers will lose money if the Government doesn’t put a post-Brexit plan in place

Scottish farmers will lose money if the Government doesn’t put a post-Brexit plan in place


UK legal challenge to Scotland’s Brexit bill a kick in the teeth for Scottish voters

UK legal challenge to Scotland’s Brexit bill a kick in the teeth for Scottish voters


Farmers must listen to public concerns about agriculture as the UK leaves the EU

Farmers must listen to public concerns about agriculture as the UK leaves the EU


It is time for the Prime Minister to acknowledge food security is a public good

It is time for the Prime Minister to acknowledge food security is a public good


The Tories must be honest – UK’s ag budget will be cut by at least 10 per cent

The Tories must be honest – UK’s ag budget will be cut by at least 10 per cent


No plan for post-Brexit farming is worse than no deal with the EU

No plan for post-Brexit farming is worse than no deal with the EU


Welsh food should be sold under the Red Dragon, not Union Jack

Welsh food should be sold under the Red Dragon, not Union Jack


Food 'tippexed out' of Government farming consultation

Food 'tippexed out' of Government farming consultation


Contradictions in EU policy make farmer’s lives impossible

Contradictions in EU policy make farmer’s lives impossible


Cutting all financial support to the farming industry would be catastrophic

Cutting all financial support to the farming industry would be catastrophic


Making abattoirs ‘Trusted Traders’ will keep exports going in a no-deal scenario

Making abattoirs ‘Trusted Traders’ will keep exports going in a no-deal scenario


A Brexit which threatens the food and green benefits from sheep farming is dangerous

A Brexit which threatens the food and green benefits from sheep farming is dangerous


Welsh Conservatives will not accept Barnett formula for ag funding post-Brexit

Welsh Conservatives will not accept Barnett formula for ag funding post-Brexit


The EU must not attempt to water down the UK’s Brexit proposals

The EU must not attempt to water down the UK’s Brexit proposals


New CAP proposals allow anti-glyphosate MEPs to bid for control of ag policy

New CAP proposals allow anti-glyphosate MEPs to bid for control of ag policy


The uplands must be at the heart of the Government’s Agriculture Bill

The uplands must be at the heart of the Government’s Agriculture Bill


The CO2 shortage has given us a taste of the chaos a bad Brexit deal would bring

The CO2 shortage has given us a taste of the chaos a bad Brexit deal would bring


Scottish agriculture needs real change in 2019, not a cliff edge in 2024

Scottish agriculture needs real change in 2019, not a cliff edge in 2024


Scottish Ministers have wasted two years before starting a consultation on Brexit policy

Scottish Ministers have wasted two years before starting a consultation on Brexit policy


Labour will protect county farms to ensure a bright post-Brexit future for farming

Labour will protect county farms to ensure a bright post-Brexit future for farming


Use show season as an opportunity to lobby politicians on Brexit

Use show season as an opportunity to lobby politicians on Brexit


Foreign markets are important to farmers, but domestic sales are key

Foreign markets are important to farmers, but domestic sales are key


Ministers must create a cross-Government steering group to ensure joined-up ag policy

Ministers must create a cross-Government steering group to ensure joined-up ag policy


‘Green Brexit’ is a con trick, but the food system needs an overhaul

‘Green Brexit’ is a con trick, but the food system needs an overhaul


UK Ministers have been negligent on access to agricultural labour

UK Ministers have been negligent on access to agricultural labour


Government must show backbone in tackling supply chain issues as UK leaves EU

Government must show backbone in tackling supply chain issues as UK leaves EU

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