MOST FOOD COMES FROM FARMS
AND FARMS ARE MORE THAN A TORY RURAL AFFAIR
From Apprentices to Tenants – From Family Farms to Horticulture
LABOUR HAS SUPPORTED FOOD,FARMING & FISHING, THE COUNTRYSIDE AND THE ENVIRONMENT
With less than 48 hours until voters take to the polls in Thursday’s General Election, we spell out the UK parties’ farming pledges. See our comprehensive table for the full run-down.
Farmers are being urged to ensure they have their paperwork in order as cross-compliance inspections start this month, despite much confusion over the new rules.
The UK dairy industry has already surpassed 2020 targets to improve energy efficiency. Data collected by Dairy Energy Savings, which runs the dairy sector’s Climate Change Agreement scheme, shows the sector has achieved a 15 per cent improvement in its energy efficiency since 2008.
And grain trading firm Gleadell is set to complete loading of what is believed to be the biggest cargo of wheat ever to leave the UK – 66,000 tonnes.
The wheat is sourced from Lincolnshire and East Midlands farms, an amount equivalent to about 6,500 hectares (16,000 acres) of the crop.
Deputy news and business editor