National Farmers Union

The NFU is becoming 'increasingly concerned' about the fruit and vegetable sector

Fresh produce fears ‘growing’ after dry winter

By Matt Atherton

Worries about the impact of dry weather on the nation’s fruit and vegetable crops, and livestock production, have been voiced by farmers, after one of the driest winters in 20 years.

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.

Watch our video interview with Nick von Westenholz (right) filmed at this year's Oxford Farming Conference. This video also features former environment secretary Owen Paterson

New Brexit boss appointed by National Farmers Union

By Michael Stones

The National Farmers Union (NFU) has appointed Nick von Westenholz to the new position of Brexit boss, as part of the organisation’s move to help put farming and food at the centre of the government planning for life after EU membership.

Food manufacturers could help fix a 'dysfunctional supply chain', said the farming boss

Food firms should ‘help to fix supply chain’

By John Wood

A dysfunctional supply chain is threatening the future of many farms in Scotland, and food manufacturers can help fix it, according to Allan Bowie, president of National Farmers Union Scotland.

Osborne pledged to raise the national minimum wage to £6.70 an hour from the autumn

2015 Budget

Food firms could gain from Budget export boost

By Rod Addy

Food and drink businesses could gain from £7.5M of funding for UK Trade & Investment (UKTI)  to boost exports to China announced in Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne’s 2015 Budget.

Bennett will remain as chair of the FSA until a permanent appointment is made

FSA extend Bennett’s role as chair

By Laurence Gibbons

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has extended the appointment of Tim Bennett as its chair until December 2014 or until a permanent appointment is made.


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