Agricultural Economics

DEFRA is to launch a review of farm inspections

DEFRA to launch review of farm inspections

By James Ridler

A comprehensive review of farm inspection is to be launched by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA), as it aimed to scrap the red tape preventing farmers from focusing on issues such as animal welfare.

NFU president hails Brexit opportunity

NFU president hails Brexit opportunity

By Aidan Fortune

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) in England has reiterated the importance of farming and food production when the UK leaves the EU.

The prime minister’s snap general election announcement offers a chance to forge a national food and farming policy, say industry leaders

Election 2017

National debate needed on food and farming policy

By Michael Stones

Politicians should set out their plans to develop the UK’s £108bn food and drink manufacturing sector ahead of the general election on Thursday June 8, insist industry leaders.

Food manufacturers could recieve £3.75M funding for using satellite technology for food production

Space technology to boost food industry

By Laurence Gibbons

UK food manufacturers could benefit from £3.75M of funding to help develop innovative food production methods using satellite and space technology.

Kendall is the new chair of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board

Peter Kendall to chair AHDB

By Laurence Gibbons

Former National Farmers Union (NFU) president Peter Kendall has been appointed as the new chair of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (ADHB) for a three-year term.

Owen Patterson pledged to back British food and drink exports

Conservative Party Conference

DEFRA boss pledges to cut red tape and help boost food exports

By Gary Scattergood

Buying British produce and tapping into soaring demand from abroad for high-quality goods will help boost the UK food industry and create jobs, says Owen Paterson, the new secretary of state at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).

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