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Welsh Government must learn from Covid-19 and change course on Brexit ag policy

Welsh Government must learn from Covid-19 and change course on Brexit ag policy


High welfare standards will not open up high-value export opportunities post-Brexit

High welfare standards will not open up high-value export opportunities post-Brexit


Forget rewilding – wilder farming is the key to restoring our uplands

Forget rewilding – wilder farming is the key to restoring our uplands


The UK sheep sector needs an EU trade deal to retain its stellar export and green record

The UK sheep sector needs an EU trade deal to retain its stellar export and green record


A Brexit battle is taking place over protection for UK GIs – this is one fight we must win

A Brexit battle is taking place over protection for UK GIs – this is one fight we must win


We should not be too demoralised by the Government position on standards

We should not be too demoralised by the Government position on standards


Anti-innovation EU policy has left UK farmers out in the cold – now things can change

Anti-innovation EU policy has left UK farmers out in the cold – now things can change


A good payment scheme is not enough to secure farmers’ post-Brexit future

A good payment scheme is not enough to secure farmers’ post-Brexit future


Defra must have ‘less haste’ in its plans for British agriculture amid Covid-19 crisis

Defra must have ‘less haste’ in its plans for British agriculture amid Covid-19 crisis


Covid-19: consumption changes present 'profound' challenges for ag sector

Covid-19: consumption changes present 'profound' challenges for ag sector


Government must give farmers the confidence to feed us

Government must give farmers the confidence to feed us


The coronavirus crisis has exposed the Government’s failure to think about food

The coronavirus crisis has exposed the Government’s failure to think about food


New policy frameworks must be developed well rather than quickly

New policy frameworks must be developed well rather than quickly


Bridging the funding gap

Bridging the funding gap


Practical consequences of Brexit are yet to materialise

Practical consequences of Brexit are yet to materialise


Farmers determined not to become ‘park keepers’ risk going out of business

Farmers determined not to become ‘park keepers’ risk going out of business


Farmers thinking Eustice will do a good job as Defra Sec haven’t been paying attention

Farmers thinking Eustice will do a good job as Defra Sec haven’t been paying attention


Time to stop the pesticide propaganda – they’re more efficient and less toxic than ever

Time to stop the pesticide propaganda – they’re more efficient and less toxic than ever


A post-Brexit ban on farrowing crates without proper support threatens UK ag’s future

A post-Brexit ban on farrowing crates without proper support threatens UK ag’s future


UK politics is becoming tribal, but society is united on the need to protect standards

UK politics is becoming tribal, but society is united on the need to protect standards


Will 2020 be as chaotic as 2019? I hope not, for all our sake

Will 2020 be as chaotic as 2019? I hope not, for all our sake


The challenges of the past decade have left farmers battle-hardened, not battle-weary

The challenges of the past decade have left farmers battle-hardened, not battle-weary


Boris’ ‘impossible’ deal has changed the whole dynamic of future negotiations

Boris’ ‘impossible’ deal has changed the whole dynamic of future negotiations


Commoners must help design ELMS if the benefits of common land are to be realised

Commoners must help design ELMS if the benefits of common land are to be realised


Bonfire night may be on the way, but the country could do without political fireworks

Bonfire night may be on the way, but the country could do without political fireworks


We have still not decided what a post-Brexit UK should look like – now is the time

We have still not decided what a post-Brexit UK should look like – now is the time


Evidence shows no-deal Brexit will not lead to ‘Farmageddon’

Evidence shows no-deal Brexit will not lead to ‘Farmageddon’


A no-deal rescue package for the sheep sector must reach those who need it the most

A no-deal rescue package for the sheep sector must reach those who need it the most


No-deal is a fight you need a winner for, but Mr Johnson is on an epic losing streak

No-deal is a fight you need a winner for, but Mr Johnson is on an epic losing streak


Cannabis can help farmers make cash as direct support is withdrawn after Brexit

Cannabis can help farmers make cash as direct support is withdrawn after Brexit


No matter what happens with Brexit or an election, the Food Strategy must stay alive

No matter what happens with Brexit or an election, the Food Strategy must stay alive


The old Variable Premium Scheme is the best model for no-deal sheep sector support

The old Variable Premium Scheme is the best model for no-deal sheep sector support


I didn’t want a no-deal Brexit, but now I see it as the only way to move the UK forward

I didn’t want a no-deal Brexit, but now I see it as the only way to move the UK forward


Lack of no-deal tariff protection will open up UK pork market to the US and Canada

Lack of no-deal tariff protection will open up UK pork market to the US and Canada


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

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