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Rural house building could be boosted by proposed changes to national planning rules, including a new exception which could help farmers looking to retire and allow the next generation to take over the farm.
MPs on the Efra Committee have warned the Government risks damaging the farming sector and failing to meet its green ambitions if it does not provide more detail on its post-Brexit agricultural policy very soon.
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.
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 NFU has hit out at Defra Secretary Michael Gove for failing to offer any support to farmers still suffering from the effects of the summer drought, warning ‘a bit of rain does not wash the problems away’.
The first ever strategy for Scotland’s venison sector has been launched, with the aim of bringing together the wild and farmed deer interests for the first time, and setting out key areas for growth across the sector.