Archive: Farming

Vote of confidence in UK meat

The European Union has lifted a ban on UK exports of animal products after efforts to contain foot and mouth disease appeared to have been successful.

  • Defra says no ban on cod after new fishing report warns of declining stocks

    Minister rejects cod fishing ban

    The government has insisted it will not ban cod fishing to tackle the decline in stocks, warning it would mark the end of the UK's fishing industry.

  • Farmers had paid up to £22.5 million because of payment delays, auditors said

    Defra delays 'cost farmers millions'

    The delays in delivering the single farm payment scheme left English farmers with a bill of between £18 million and £22.5 million, a new report warns.

  • Government comes under fire for its plans to prevent GM cross-contamination

    GM proposals cause uproar

    Environmental campaigners and consumer groups launched a fierce attack on the government last night over its new plans to regulate GM crops in England.

  • Farmers are to get interest on any single farm payments delayed beyond July 1st

    Government to pay interest on late farm payments

    Farmers who have waited months for their government subsidy payments will receive interest on all money delayed beyond the end of June, David Miliband has announced.

  • NFU president condemns reports of antics at the RPA

    Farmers condemn government agency antics

    Farmers still waiting for their subsidies to be delivered would be "absolutely livid" to hear of naked antics at the government agency responsible, a union leader has warned.

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