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Farmers’ Union takes on rural crime in new report

Combating rural crime has become an area of focus for the National Farmers’ Union’s (NFU) Cymru branch. 

John West makes waves in improving sustainable image

John West’s parent company, Thai Union, has announced its commitment to more responsible fishing. 

National Farmers' Union warns of farm income volatility

The agriculture industry needs mechanisms to help deal with increasing volatility. This is the message being delivered by the National Farmers’ Union (NFU). 

Farming union inspires younger generation

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) is encouraging young people to take up agriculture as a career path. 

UK livestock sector vows to support trade post-EU

As Prime Minister Theresa May signed the papers triggering Article 50 this morning, the livestock industry has vowed to protect trade and welfare standards as the UK leaves the European Union. 

Article 50: industry demands from Brexit talks

As Prime Minister Theresa May signed the letter that will trigger Article 50, notifying Brussels that Britain wants to exit the European Union we discuss with the industry what it wants from the talks.

Post-Brexit export strategy planned for Welsh meat

A ten-year Welsh red meat export strategy is in the works to maximise on global market opportunities for when the UK leaves the European Union. 

Farmers’ union calls for grocery adjudicator to be extended

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has requested that the Grocery Code Adjudicator (GCA) be extended to cover more of the supply chain. 

Brexit remains hot topic for agricultural industry

The news that the UK will be departing from the rest of the European Union may be two months old now, but the impacts that this will have on the livestock community is remaining a key focus point. 

Increased backing for British farming

The number of people supporting British farming has increased for the fifth year in a row, according to a National Farmers’ Union (NFU) commissioned survey from OnePoll. 

Truss issues Brexit warning to sheep industry

Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss has warned that the sheep industry will suffer should Great Britain leave the European Union. 

Opportunities for British livestock farmers in the US

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has recognised opportunities for British livestock farmers by accessing beef and lamb markets in the US. 

The Black Farmer flies the flag ahead of new TV campaign

To coincide with its new TV campaign, The Black Farmer has updated the packaging on its gluten-free lines to include the Union Jack flag. 

Sheep producers told to remain vigilant against sheep scab

Scottish sheep farmers are being advised by the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Scotland to report any suspicious signs of sheep scab among their animals. 

National Farmers' Union Scotland votes for change at annual general meeting

Members of the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Scotland voted through a number of constitutional changes at this year’s annual general meeting on Thursday, 11 February. 

Farmgate prices impacting incomes

Prolonged drops in farmgate prices have been blamed for the falling farm income by the National Farmers’ Union (NFU). 

Terry Jones appointed new NFU director general

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has appointed Terry Jones as its new director general. 

Tesco makes lamb pack pledge

Tesco is to stop selling lamb products in mixed origin packs following a meeting with the National Farmers’ Union (NFU). 

Scottish pig and poultry industries jeopardised by inflation

National Farmers’ Union Scotland (NFUS) has retaliated to proposals from the country’s environmental body to dramatically increase many of its charges. 

Ulster farmers hit by Russian pork ban

The Russian ban on EU pork imports is forcing farmers in Britain out of business, the pork and bacon chairman of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has said. 

SAMW issues warning over EU referendum

Scotland’s meat wholesalers have warned that the export market for Scotch Beef and Lamb must not be damaged, whatever decision is reached on the UK’s future relationship with the European Union. 

Scottish farmers’ union calls for abattoir co-operation

The National Farmers’ Union Scotland (NFUS) has called on Scotland’s abattoir sector to work more closely with producers to ensure beef cattle meet market specifications. 

Poultry meat outlook looks positive

“The poultry meat industry likes recessions,” according to Gary Ford, chief poultry advisor at the National Farmers’ Union (NFU). 

Scottish union turns to CMA over chicken market plight

The National Farmers Union Scotland (NFUS) has called on the government’s Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA) to investigate the Scottish chicken market after the recent termination of a number of producers’ contracts.

A shot in the foot?

norman bagleyWell, well, how to misjudge the public mood! Unison, having spent weeks scaremongering the public about threats to public health by those awful abattoirs who would knowingly ignore oceans of contamination on carcases now look as if they have shot themselves and their members slap bang in the foot.

Scotch Lamb campaign deemed a success

The ‘Love Scotch Lamb Weekend’, which took place across Scotland last weekend, has been hailed a success by its organisers.

BREAKING: Meat inspectors prepare for strike action

Food Standards Agency (FSA) meat inspectors are set for two four-hour walkouts on 26 and 27 August over pay disputes.

Scottish union voices concern on retailers’ lamb policy

The National Farmers’ Union Scotland (NFUS) has criticised some major retailers for not stocking enough Scottish and British lamb.

STRIKE UPDATE: Union accused of bringing meat industry into ‘disrepute’

Union leaders have come under attack from meat bosses which have accused the organisation of attempting to bring the industry into “disrepute” with its latest move for industrial action.

Meat inspectors vote in favour of strike

Meat inspectors have voted for strike action over pay, with up to 130 slaughterhouses across the UK expected to be affected.

Chicken scandal update: Union joins call for stricter food inspection

Union bosses are calling for food inspection services to be ramped back up in the wake of headline claims in The Guardian over chicken production.

Strike action looms at ABP Wessex

Talks will be held today (20 May) to avoid possible strike action at frozen meats firm ABP Wessex, according to workers union Unite.

Union says pig inspection changes will bring ‘infected’ meat to UK

Unison, which represents food inspectors, has again hit out at planned pig inspection changes, saying they will result in ‘infected’ meat ending up on UK dinner plates.

Scottish farmers’ union meets with upcoming Sainsbury’s boss

National Farmers’ Union Scotland (NFUS) has met with future Sainsbury’s CEO Mike Coupe, where he pledged the retailer’s commitment to British produce.

NFU announces nominees for officeholder elections

The nominees have been announced for the 2014-2016 National Farmers’ Union (NFU) officeholder elections.

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