Visit the UK’s leading indoor agricultural event, with eleven packed halls of the very latest in agricultural machinery and equipment. Now at the NEC, Birmingham this is free to attend and free to park.
At the outset of a time of increased pressure on the farming industry, I wanted to share my views on how to protect vulnerable people in your business from contracting Covid-19, says Oliver Dale, MD at Safety Revolution.
The scale of the disruption we have seen to the food service sector due to the coronavirus restrictions in the past week is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced before, and I know farmers up and down the country who supply the likes of McDonalds and Nando’s will feel concerned about what this might mean, says Head of food and farming Philip Hambling.
US trade gains in 2019 and prospects for US-UK trade negotiations were outlined at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) annual Outlook Forum held in Arlington, Virginia writes John Wilkes.
WHEN Minette Batters stood on the NFU conference platform last week and declared that throwing our world leading welfare standards on the funeral pyre of global trade would be ’morally bankrupt’ and ’insane’, she meant it as an admonishing challenge to Government, not as something to aspire to in wider policy construction.
The rain keeps falling. The sheds have rarely been tidier, the machinery more sparkling and the tractors more serviced. The land is just too sodden for fieldwork. There is nothing to do but wait for better conditions.
At a time when agriculture is already struggling to attract the workforce it needs to produce food for the nation and markets further afield, the Government’s new proposals to cut migrant labour have the potential to be extremely damaging, writes Olivia Midgley.
On Monday night at our local Highland Perthshire NFU branch meeting we were treated to an entertaining and informative talk by our local butcher Rory McDonald of McDonald Bros, Pitlochry and Aberfeldy.
My dad drummed into us from an early age the importance of a warm welcome, either to friends or strangers. A firm handshake, a smile, offering someone a drink and asking them where they have come from, how was their journey? Putting people at ease.
With the General Election dominated by Brexit, the public could be forgiven for thinking politicians are merely paying lip service to the most fundamental of questions: where is everyone going to live?