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No-deal is a smokescreen for de-regulation and lower standards

No-deal is a smokescreen for de-regulation and lower standards


Gove’s departure from Defra means his Ag Bill is now at risk

Gove’s departure from Defra means his Ag Bill is now at risk


We do not need Brexit to change some nonsensical EU rules

We do not need Brexit to change some nonsensical EU rules


Government must incentivise sustainable farming by serving organic, British food

Government must incentivise sustainable farming by serving organic, British food


Boris Johnson is close to No 10 - but what would he do for UK ag if he wins the keys?

Boris Johnson is close to No 10 - but what would he do for UK ag if he wins the keys?


The UK teaches the US about animal welfare, so we shouldn’t adopt their standards

The UK teaches the US about animal welfare, so we shouldn’t adopt their standards


Defra will need a strong leader when Gove goes - Rory Stewart is on my shortlist

Defra will need a strong leader when Gove goes - Rory Stewart is on my shortlist


Businesses burned by no-deal losses in March are less willing to prepare for October

Businesses burned by no-deal losses in March are less willing to prepare for October


The nation has already made its mind up - and the verdict is leave

The nation has already made its mind up - and the verdict is leave


With Brexit on the way, farmers must learn to focus on profit rather than yield

With Brexit on the way, farmers must learn to focus on profit rather than yield


Native breeds may prove to be the future for post-Brexit farming

Native breeds may prove to be the future for post-Brexit farming


If leave had been defined during the referendum, remain would have won

If leave had been defined during the referendum, remain would have won


The thought of seeing Trump in the UK pitching his farming wares fills me with dread

The thought of seeing Trump in the UK pitching his farming wares fills me with dread


When a UK-US trade agreement is negotiated, there will be British blood on the walls

When a UK-US trade agreement is negotiated, there will be British blood on the walls


UK Ministers banning PPPs sends the wrong signals about ag’s post-Brexit future

UK Ministers banning PPPs sends the wrong signals about ag’s post-Brexit future


Pig farmers in USA and Canada to benefit from no-deal Brexit

Pig farmers in USA and Canada to benefit from no-deal Brexit


Far from Westminster, farmers are busy working on issues which transcend Brexit

Far from Westminster, farmers are busy working on issues which transcend Brexit


Defra’s post-Brexit ag scheme is well-intentioned, but still needs lots of work

Defra’s post-Brexit ag scheme is well-intentioned, but still needs lots of work


A post-Brexit net zero emissions target will be beneficial to all farmers

A post-Brexit net zero emissions target will be beneficial to all farmers


Farmers should work with vets now to avoid no-deal Brexit disruption

Farmers should work with vets now to avoid no-deal Brexit disruption


Five per cent of the ag budget should be spent on supporting farmers to restructure

Five per cent of the ag budget should be spent on supporting farmers to restructure


Post-Brexit, we must build a food culture where meat is a ‘feast-day treat’

Post-Brexit, we must build a food culture where meat is a ‘feast-day treat’


Politicians give me no hope for UK ag’s future – but our young farmers do

Politicians give me no hope for UK ag’s future – but our young farmers do


‘One regulation in, Three regulations out’ rule would be catastrophic for food industry

‘One regulation in, Three regulations out’ rule would be catastrophic for food industry


No-deal Brexit is an opportunity to engage shoppers with concept of seasonality

No-deal Brexit is an opportunity to engage shoppers with concept of seasonality


Our MPs are in a Brexit hole – it’s time to tell them to stop digging

Our MPs are in a Brexit hole – it’s time to tell them to stop digging


Political drama in Westminster is likely to hold up Ag Bill progress

Political drama in Westminster is likely to hold up Ag Bill progress


We have always been clear on what we don’t want, but what do we want instead?

We have always been clear on what we don’t want, but what do we want instead?


Brexit gives us a chance to improve vet controls in abattoirs

Brexit gives us a chance to improve vet controls in abattoirs


Keeping the good in ‘public goods’

Keeping the good in ‘public goods’


The Agriculture Bill is definitely agricultural enough

The Agriculture Bill is definitely agricultural enough


Brexit talk is meaningless to farmers making real business decisions

Brexit talk is meaningless to farmers making real business decisions


Government must work with farmers to develop post-Brexit policy or it will fail

Government must work with farmers to develop post-Brexit policy or it will fail


When is no deal a good deal? When we fall back on to our EEA membership

When is no deal a good deal? When we fall back on to our EEA membership


Government would likely revert to a cheap food agenda in a no-deal scenario

Government would likely revert to a cheap food agenda in a no-deal scenario


Welsh Government should not copy Gove in abolishing direct payments

Welsh Government should not copy Gove in abolishing direct payments


The UK must decide whose food rules to take – EU, USA or WTO

The UK must decide whose food rules to take – EU, USA or WTO


There is much to welcome in the Ag Bill, but critical questions remain unanswered

There is much to welcome in the Ag Bill, but critical questions remain unanswered


Having four different UK ag policies risks creating a ‘two-tier’ marketplace

Having four different UK ag policies risks creating a ‘two-tier’ marketplace


Ministers must not abandon their moral and strategic duty to support farmers

Ministers must not abandon their moral and strategic duty to support farmers


Farmers’ roles as producers of food and custodians of our environment are not mutually exclusive and Brexit should not separate them

Farmers’ roles as producers of food and custodians of our environment are not mutually exclusive and Brexit should not separate them


Agriculture Bill must fix supply chain issues so farmers can protect wildlife

Agriculture Bill must fix supply chain issues so farmers can protect wildlife


Don’t believe the Armageddon hype – the UK beef industry will be fine after Brexit

Don’t believe the Armageddon hype – the UK beef industry will be fine after Brexit


NFU Scotland is joining other farming unions in backing the Chequers agreement

NFU Scotland is joining other farming unions in backing the Chequers agreement


In this new post-Brexit world, the green blob is fighting farming’s corner

In this new post-Brexit world, the green blob is fighting farming’s corner


Ministers must start being honest about what future trade policy means for farmers

Ministers must start being honest about what future trade policy means for farmers


The Brexit process is going nowhere other than over a cliff

The Brexit process is going nowhere other than over a cliff


The smart money must now be on a ‘no deal’ Brexit

The smart money must now be on a ‘no deal’ Brexit


With the right support, the pig sector can lead the way in delivering public goods

With the right support, the pig sector can lead the way in delivering public goods


Wrangling over UK frameworks means nations are drafting ag policy in isolation

Wrangling over UK frameworks means nations are drafting ag policy in isolation


UK must develop a rural development strategy which protects small family farms

UK must develop a rural development strategy which protects small family farms


Food security is not a 1940s concern about U-boats patrolling the Atlantic

Food security is not a 1940s concern about U-boats patrolling the Atlantic


Wales needs a single brand to promote food products on the world stage

Wales needs a single brand to promote food products on the world stage


Take Brexit lessons from the dinosaurs – survival depends on an ability to change

Take Brexit lessons from the dinosaurs – survival depends on an ability to change


EU withdrawal agreement will leave the UK behind on crop protection

EU withdrawal agreement will leave the UK behind on crop protection


Staying in the EEA is the only way to satisfy leavers and protect the economy

Staying in the EEA is the only way to satisfy leavers and protect the economy


Defra is controlled by civil servants who do not support food production

Defra is controlled by civil servants who do not support food production


Think American agriculture is unsustainable? Think again.

Think American agriculture is unsustainable? Think again.


Defra’s consultation is not the last word on the future of farming

Defra’s consultation is not the last word on the future of farming


Vets need to be on the Shortage Occupation List for the sake of our post-Brexit food supply

Vets need to be on the Shortage Occupation List for the sake of our post-Brexit food supply

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