Farming news

Gove announces plans to simplify farm support

November 29 2017

Defra Secretary Michael Gove yesterday announced that future farm support south of the Border would be simplified, focused on environmental measures and far removed from the “burdensome” demands of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

Farming news

New homes plan may open doors for farmers

November 23 2017

The Chancellor’s plans to facilitate the building of 300,000 new homes by the mid-2020s have been welcomed by specialist rural insurer NFU Mutual which said they could lead to opportunities for farmers.

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Livestock welfare to benefit from link-up

November 17 2017

Two of Scotland’s core agricultural institutes have announced a new collaboration which will focus on improving the health of the nation’s livestock to support  long term food safety and security.