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.
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.
Defra has assembled a working group to design a new seasonal labour scheme as the latest survey on supply showed more than 40 per cent of food and farming businesses have had to bump up their wages to attract workers.
The National Sheep Association (NSA) has said it would be ‘unforgivable’ if Government trade decisions destroyed the UK’s sheep industry after it became clear Australia was pressing for greater access to British markets.
As fears grow about the possibility of Scotland losing its TB-free status, the Farmers’ Union of Wales’ (FUW) has warned a failure to get to grips with the disease could leave UK farmers unable to trade with the EU.
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.
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.