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A new survey on labour throughout the food supply chain has found almost a third of businesses have seen EU nationals leave the UK since the referendum, prompting warnings of an ‘irreversible exit’ of key workers.
First Milk needs to concentrate on creating long-term relationships with customers and members if it wants to build on its turnaround and reduce volatility, according to chief executive Shelagh Hancock.
A leading trade association has slammed the European Commission for sitting on a two-year old report which showed crop-based biofuels could reduce emissions of dangerous pollutants and boost car engine performance.
A new report from the Labour Party’s pro-Brexit group, Labour Leave, has said leaving the EU would make the poorest households in Britain £36 a week better off because cheap food imports could flood into the UK.
Dairy can play a ‘key role’ in feeding the world and needs to respond forcefully to anything challenging its integrity, according to Dr Judith Bryans, president of the International Dairy Federation (IDF).
Farmers have been pulling out of telecoms agreements because of new laws which removed their right to kick network operators off their land if they did not pay rent or were found to be in breach of contract.
Following commitments to source more British and local products at Co-op stores, the retailer’s agricultural manager Ciara Gorst spoke to Alex Black about how they are helping time-pressed consumers make ethical choices.
Farming leaders’ battle for cash and power post-Brexit intensified this week after the UK Government was accused of preparing an EU Withdrawal Bill which disrespected ’hard-won devolution settlements’.
There are positive signs of a future farming policy starting to emerge, with a recognition of what the farming industry needs, according to Thomson Snell and Passmore head of agricultural and rural affairs Sue Lister.