Hindering a future UK/US agriculture Free Trade Agreement (FTA) is a ‘lack of coordination and resources’, according to Daniella Taveau, global regulatory and trade strategist with Washington DC international law firm, King and Spalding.
Housing has long been a hot topic for rural Britain, but in the past few years it has moved even more in to the spotlight as the countryside seemingly creeks under a sprawl of bricks, mortar and concrete.
Red Tractor is not universally liked by farmers and some will support Norman Bagley’s decision to withdraw the Association of Independent Meat Suppliers (AIMS) from the beef and lamb board of Assured Food Standards (AFS).
Will Case farms 300ha (750 acres) in partnership with brother Simon and parents William and Margaret at Ulverston, Cumbria. Land is divided between Plumpton Cottage Farm and Robbs Water Farm, Barrow-in-Furness. They farm 1,000 lowland ewes, 90 pedigree Texel ewes, 65 Salers suckler cows, fatten 150 store cattle, 12,000 free-range laying hens and 100 dairy cows milked by robots.
Market intelligence is the lifeblood of effective decision making. The ability to understand availability, market demands and trends. For the UK potato industry it is the national planted area, its yield, consumption levels, and an overall picture of the national potato stock position.