LAMMA is the UK’s largest agricultural trade show, where over 850 exhibitors will host the most extensive array of farm machinery, equipment, and services to be found in one location anywhere in the UK.
Hopes have been raised that a culture shift is underway at Defra following an announcement that the Government will fully fund a revolutionary agri-environment scheme based on the ‘Payment By Results’ principle.
Major agricultural exporters such as the US and Canada are looking to change UK food standards as part of the negotiation on splitting the EU’s Tariff Rate Quotas after Brexit, according to a new report.
The EU would ‘never accept’ frictionless trade for agricultural and food products if the UK introduces different environmental rules after Brexit, according to the chair of the Environmental Audit Committee.
The Government has set out its plans for a future trading relationship with the EU in a landmark White Paper. An ‘Alternative’ White Paper has also been leaked. Abi Kay explores what the two documents mean for farmers.
Tensions between Holyrood and Westminster continue to run high, with agriculture and rural affairs two of the key battlegrounds. Abi Kay gets the inside track from chairman of the Scottish Affairs Committee, Pete Wishart.