Targets to curb toxic air pollutants will be among a series of legally binding goals to improve the environment under plans set out by the Government.
No-deal Brexit tariff proposals for pork could force UK farmers out of business, the National Pig Association (NPA) has warned.
Defra Secretary Theresa Villiers failed to give details of any no-deal Brexit agricultural intervention schemes, but said the UK Government is ready to act swiftly if sector support is needed.
The present risk of African swine fever (ASF) being brought into the UK via contaminated or infected products is officially put at medium by Defra.
NFU Scotland (NFUS) has called for improved country of origin (Coo) labelling on processed beef products.
Accidentally-leaked memo reveals UK Government concerns about UK’s ability to patrol fishing waters after no-deal Brexit
An accidentally-leaked government memo has revealed “a lot of uncertainty” about the UK’s ability to safeguard its fishing waters in the case of a no-deal Brexit.
A north-east MP has pledged to raise concerns over the “dramatic fall in beef prices” with newly appointed Defra Secretary of State Theresa Villiers.
The UK Government has assured farmers and crofters that widespread livestock culls are not being considered as part of contingency planning for a no-deal Brexit.
A call to action has been issued to tech firms and engineers to help "revolutionise" the fishing industry through artificial intelligence and "smart boats".
A review of the UK food system has been announced by Defra Secretary of State Michael Gove.
Any optimism that Westminster would press the EU to provide a bailout for the UK beef industry along the lines of the package agreed for Ireland was dashed at the Royal Highland Show by a visiting Defra minister.
Farming union NFU Scotland (NFUS) has called for “the long-running sore” of historic convergence funding allocations to be righted.
The Scottish Government has asked Defra to deliver almost £110 million in extra Common Agricultural Policy (Cap) support to farmers and crofters north of the border.
UK farm incomes decreased last year due to rising costs and a drop in the value of potatoes and oilseed rape.
The UK Government's new fishing minister used his first ministerial visit to Scotland to meet workers in Peterhead yesterday.
The risk to UK pig farms of African Swine Fever (ASF) entering the country through contaminated or infected products remains “medium”, says the latest disease update from Defra.
Farming and meat trade leaders have united in condemning ‘a hugely damaging U-turn’ by the UK Government.
Farm leaders have hailed the UK Government’s decision to reject plans to reintroduce lynx into the Kielder Forest in Northumberland.
Senior MPs have accused the UK Government of a “cavalier” attitude to veterinary capacity in the event of a no-deal Brexit and warned animal exporters’ costs must not increase.
The Scottish Government has called on Defra to put measures in place to prevent UK producers from importing European-grown seed potatoes in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
The eagerly awaited review of farm subsidy budget allocations will not apply to the current round of Common Agricultural Policy (Cap) funding, Defra Secretary Michael Gove has confirmed.
Michael Gove has insisted a “slow hand” is better than a “rough wooing” when it comes to introducing post-Brexit plans for agriculture.
Farmers in England are to be given seven years to adapt to life without the direct support they have relied on from Europe for almost 50 years.
Mystery surrounds the "largest number" of recorded deep sea whale strandings around the west coast of Scotland and Ireland.
Farmers have been asked to share their views on the role of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).
A think-tank has claimed quotas will still be needed for the UK fishing sector after Brexit.
The long-awaited review into Common Agricultural Policy (Cap) convergence uplift funding has been delayed sparking anger at Holyrood.
UK farm incomes rose in 2017 thanks to higher prices for wheat, milk and pigs.
Aberdeen South MP Ross Thomson has urged animal lovers to have their say on electric shock collars before a consultation on banning the devices ends this week.
NFU Scotland (NFUS) and Serco NorthLink Ferries have invited Defra Secretary Michael Gove to witness the live transport of animals from Shetland and Orkney to Aberdeen.
Agricultural policy is a devolved issue, potentially adding to the Brexit complexity and giving different parts of the UK the ability to develop their own approaches.
Scottish farmers have been robbed of £160m in EU convergence payments by the UK Government, Rural Affairs Secretary Fergus Ewing has told the SNP conference.