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The Scottish Government has been slammed for threatening the livelihoods of farmers after Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing demanded Scotland’s ban on growing genetically modified (GM) crops be retained post-Brexit.
Continued unsettled weather over the last fortnight, with heavy rain at times, has caused disruption in harvest progress across most of the UK. Where combines have been active, crop yields have been somewhat variable.
Manufacturers of crop protection products are considering stockpiling agrochemicals in warehouses in a bid to keep input costs down for farmers after Brexit, according to the chief executive of the CPA.
With breakfast seen across the globe as a key part of a healthy lifestyle, Cereals Partners Worldwide’s John Gavin talks about the importance of UK farmers’ provenance and high standards to Nestle Cereals.
NFU Sugar said it was extremely concerned about the impact on growers of British Sugar’s decision to take down its online grower portal for an indefinite period in the middle of the sugar beet campaign.
While the UK has been a net importer of wheat in the last three seasons, it is very likely that it will need to be a net exporter following harvest 2019, bringing a significant risk in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit.