13 February 2022
A plan to build a huge solar farm on prime agricultural land is being challenged by an impressive local campaign group determined to fight it all the way.
13 January 2022
A parliamentary committee has indicted the government for an agriculture policy that will see food imports rise and farmers’ incomes fall, while exporting the environmental impacts of food production.
22 May 2021
Free trade negotiations with Australia being rushed through by the government could have devastating implications for farmers across the UK.
1 April 2021
The Covid-19 pandemic has seen increased discussion of home food production. Encouragingly, some British food growers are thinking positively along the same lines.
25 November 2020
A new book does more than grapple with the decline of Britain’s farming – it sets out what needs to be done.
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.
16 April 2020
With massive spikes in workers looking for farming jobs, some farmers are still chartering flights to bring in workers from eastern Europe.
31 March 2020
In a marked change of attitude, the National Farmers Union has announced a new era of recruiting British workers for seasonal work.
7 August 2019
Beef farmers in Ireland have held a series of protests calling on their government and the EU for support.
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.
13 September 2018
EU rules force around a third of all fruit and vegetables produced on British farms are thrown away purely because they don’t look good enough, scientists say.
25 April 2017
In another Brexit opportunity, people are realising that Britain could finally ban or restrict the export of live animals for slaughter after we leave the EU.
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.
23 March 2016
Farmers from all over the UK marched to Downing Street on Wednesday 23 March to demand a future for British farming.