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Free trade threat to farming

22 May 2021

Free trade negotiations with Australia being rushed through by the government could have devastating implications for farmers across the UK.

Britain takes on EU over plant safety

9 August 2020

Britain is refusing to give way to an EU instruction that it must reverse a government decision to enforce stricter regulations on the importing of some plants and the banning of others. 

Farming - The new 'land army'

Thousands applied to become agricultural and horticultural workers after appeals by government and farmers for a new “land army” to help prevent millions of tonnes of fruit and vegetables going to waste during the coming period.

Irish farmers protest

7 August 2019

Beef farmers in Ireland have held a series of protests calling on their government and the EU for support.

Horticulture plans for the future

6 December 2018

The horticultural industry is becoming clear about what is needed to secure the sector’s future post-Brexit. Growing more in Britain would offer economic gains and increase biosecurity according to a recent report.

Feeding an independent Britain

Thursday 2 February 2017 19:30

CPBML Public Meeting, Thursday 2 February, 7.30pm

Brockway Room, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL

Hard hit by the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy, British agriculture now has a chance with Brexit to be what it should be: a plentiful source of healthy food – and of better employment too. Come and discuss. All welcome.

Farmers march for a future

23 March 2016

Farmers from all over the UK marched to Downing Street on Wednesday 23 March to demand a future for British farming.

TTIP 'danger to environment', say MPs

15 March 2015

​A report from MPs says proposals in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership treaty pose dangers for the environment, animal welfare and public health in Europe.

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