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A View From The Corridors Of Power

The London money grab will have far-reaching consequences for every farm in Wales

The London money grab will have far-reaching consequences for every farm in Wales


The transition to a post-Brexit world will offer opportunity for British farmers

The transition to a post-Brexit world will offer opportunity for British farmers


2020 has been a challenging year for farmers, but 2021 may bring further hardship

2020 has been a challenging year for farmers, but 2021 may bring further hardship


Government must take this golden opportunity to protect standards in the Ag Bill

Government must take this golden opportunity to protect standards in the Ag Bill


The Tories have one more chance to redeem themselves on standards

The Tories have one more chance to redeem themselves on standards


Protecting food standards today is about building a better rural economy for tomorrow

Protecting food standards today is about building a better rural economy for tomorrow


A second wave of Covid coupled with a no-deal Brexit threatens the UK’s food security

A second wave of Covid coupled with a no-deal Brexit threatens the UK’s food security


The Trade Commission risks being little more than a fig leaf for Government failure

The Trade Commission risks being little more than a fig leaf for Government failure


ELMs may not be the revolution we were promised, but that need not be a bad thing

ELMs may not be the revolution we were promised, but that need not be a bad thing


‘Brains of Brexit’ Shanker Singham tells all about his views on farming and trade

‘Brains of Brexit’ Shanker Singham tells all about his views on farming and trade


The UK Government does not appreciate – or care – about what Brexit will bring in 2021

The UK Government does not appreciate – or care – about what Brexit will bring in 2021


Brexit is already making it possible for the UK to cut red tape for farmers

Brexit is already making it possible for the UK to cut red tape for farmers


Facing the Covid and climate crises, plus the Brexit challenge, will be bitter for farmers

Facing the Covid and climate crises, plus the Brexit challenge, will be bitter for farmers


Confidence must be restored in WG’s ability to support rural communities post-Brexit

Confidence must be restored in WG’s ability to support rural communities post-Brexit


Welsh Government must prove it can properly channel post-Brexit money to farmers

Welsh Government must prove it can properly channel post-Brexit money to farmers


With 1 million people backing food standards, we may yet force the Government’s hand

With 1 million people backing food standards, we may yet force the Government’s hand


The Conservatives will not allow food standards to be undermined in trade deals

The Conservatives will not allow food standards to be undermined in trade deals


Breaking away from EU rules on gene editing should be a no-brainer for Government

Breaking away from EU rules on gene editing should be a no-brainer for Government


I chose to abstain on the Ag Bill amendment to ban low standard imports – here’s why

I chose to abstain on the Ag Bill amendment to ban low standard imports – here’s why


Farmers must not become pawns in squabbles over future trade deals

Farmers must not become pawns in squabbles over future trade deals


If handled properly, Brexit and Covid-19 could bring real opportunity for UK farmers

If handled properly, Brexit and Covid-19 could bring real opportunity for UK farmers


Farmers will need cash from Treasury if they are to survive this pandemic, then Brexit

Farmers will need cash from Treasury if they are to survive this pandemic, then Brexit


Government must act to stop farming collapsing under the strain of coronavirus

Government must act to stop farming collapsing under the strain of coronavirus


Government must commit to ‘substantial’ support package for Welsh farmers

Government must commit to ‘substantial’ support package for Welsh farmers


Food security: time for a ‘long-overdue’ rethink

Food security: time for a ‘long-overdue’ rethink


Government must ensure ‘well-targeted’ support for ag sector amid pandemic

Government must ensure ‘well-targeted’ support for ag sector amid pandemic


The coronavirus crisis should teach us about the importance of food security

The coronavirus crisis should teach us about the importance of food security


We need a national food strategy more than ever

We need a national food strategy more than ever


Farmers need Labour to raise their concerns, because uber-loyal Tories won’t

Farmers need Labour to raise their concerns, because uber-loyal Tories won’t


EXCLUSIVE: ‘It is truly a privilege to be appointed Farming Minister’ – Victoria Prentis

EXCLUSIVE: ‘It is truly a privilege to be appointed Farming Minister’ – Victoria Prentis


Having Eustice at the cabinet table will benefit farmers across the UK

Having Eustice at the cabinet table will benefit farmers across the UK


Brussels provided more protection for UK farmers than Tory MPs realised

Brussels provided more protection for UK farmers than Tory MPs realised


The PM’s pledge to import Ugandan beef reveals his true position on standards

The PM’s pledge to import Ugandan beef reveals his true position on standards


Nearly four years on from the referendum, we still don’t know what Brexit looks like

Nearly four years on from the referendum, we still don’t know what Brexit looks like


As chair of the Efra committee and an FG reader – I will hold Ministers to account

As chair of the Efra committee and an FG reader – I will hold Ministers to account


Welsh Conservatives will ‘Get Brexit Done’, but work to assuage farmers’ anxiety

Welsh Conservatives will ‘Get Brexit Done’, but work to assuage farmers’ anxiety


Scottish farming needs to change if we are to come close to meeting our climate targets

Scottish farming needs to change if we are to come close to meeting our climate targets


The Tories won the election, and now we plan to deliver for farmers

The Tories won the election, and now we plan to deliver for farmers


UK farmers will struggle to replace food imports if feed and fertiliser is stuck at customs

UK farmers will struggle to replace food imports if feed and fertiliser is stuck at customs


I’ll stand again for Efra Committee chair to hold Ministers’ feet to the fire

I’ll stand again for Efra Committee chair to hold Ministers’ feet to the fire


Work on Scotland’s farming policy begun too late, but we may have answers next year

Work on Scotland’s farming policy begun too late, but we may have answers next year


Plaid Cymru is putting rural communities at the forefront of this election campaign

Plaid Cymru is putting rural communities at the forefront of this election campaign


Labour stands ready to deliver for the farming sector

Labour stands ready to deliver for the farming sector


Bovine TB: it is more than just numbers on a spreadsheet

Bovine TB: it is more than just numbers on a spreadsheet


Brexit’s short-term culture is impacting farmers’ business and mental well-being

Brexit’s short-term culture is impacting farmers’ business and mental well-being


The election result cannot be predicted, but farming must be top of the agenda

The election result cannot be predicted, but farming must be top of the agenda


The Conservatives’ record since 2017 proves they do not back British farming

The Conservatives’ record since 2017 proves they do not back British farming


The architects of Brexit have done harm to Scottish ag – this shouldn’t be forgotten

The architects of Brexit have done harm to Scottish ag – this shouldn’t be forgotten


No Russian cyber-attack could do as much damage to farming as Boris’ Brexit deal

No Russian cyber-attack could do as much damage to farming as Boris’ Brexit deal


Labour does not give a hoot about Brexit, farmers or food security

Labour does not give a hoot about Brexit, farmers or food security


The Prime Minister’s Brexit deal wilts under the heat of proper scrutiny

The Prime Minister’s Brexit deal wilts under the heat of proper scrutiny


Brexit phase one may be drawing to a close, but the real battle on trade is yet to come

Brexit phase one may be drawing to a close, but the real battle on trade is yet to come


Johnson is sitting on the throne, but the ERG and DUP are his sword of Damocles

Johnson is sitting on the throne, but the ERG and DUP are his sword of Damocles


Now is the time to respond to Welsh Government’s latest Brexit consultation

Now is the time to respond to Welsh Government’s latest Brexit consultation


Refusing to levy no-deal tariffs on foreign food imports is the wrong move

Refusing to levy no-deal tariffs on foreign food imports is the wrong move


Young Scottish farmers are positive about the future, in spite of Brexit challenges

Young Scottish farmers are positive about the future, in spite of Brexit challenges


The Agriculture Bill must not be allowed to fall for a second time

The Agriculture Bill must not be allowed to fall for a second time


Agriculture seems to be a sideshow in this Brexit farce

Agriculture seems to be a sideshow in this Brexit farce


Labour emphasis on delivery of public goods has left Welsh farmers fearing upland future

Labour emphasis on delivery of public goods has left Welsh farmers fearing upland future


Scottish farmers can be forgiven for remaining sceptical about Boris Johnson

Scottish farmers can be forgiven for remaining sceptical about Boris Johnson

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