A House of Lords committee has produced a report which confirms what those of us who live in rural areas already know - Government is failing rural communities. They say that DEFRA focuses too much on farming and agriculture and not enough on the environment or other aspects of rural life. It further recommends moving … Continue reading Rural communitities failed by Government
Research by the University of Wageningen - the top-rated university worldwide for agriculture - has flagged up that UK farmers will be £14,750 a year worse off after Brexit. This is caused by reductions in subsidies and loss of income from falls in prices for produce. Specifically, the university predicts a fall in the price … Continue reading NFU says hard Brexit will cost farmers almost £15,000 a year
UK agriculture is worth more than the motor and aerospace industry combined but, while Theresa May is signing sweetheart deals with French-owned Nissan, her government hasn’t even had a meeting with agriculture leaders. And she says Australia and New Zealand are keen to sign a deal with us. No wonder. They are keen to sell … Continue reading British farmers forgotten as Kiwis eye Brexit bonanza!