The CLA has responded to a Defra consultation, which proposed a number of changes to the rules regarding the transportation of animals in England and Wales. In our CLA response, we highlighted significant shortcomings in a number of the proposals, which, if implemented, could compromise animal welfare and hinder the function of the food supply chain.
The CLA has responded to the Rural Payments Agency's consultation on how the Basic Payment Scheme is calculated in the New Forest. The CLA supported the proposal to use a reference year to determine payments going forwards as the two other proposals put forwards were not viable.
Defra consulted on proposals to reduce ammonia emissions from solid urea fertiliser between November 2020 and January 2021. The CLA engaged extensively with members towards the end of 2020 and in to the New Year. This engagement has shaped our response to the consultation and also our work with other industry bodies in co-designing an alternative option to those presented by Defra.
On 15 January 2020 the government published its second iteration of the Agriculture Bill. The Agriculture Bill initially failed to make it through the last Parliament due to the Brexit deadlock and general election.
The Rural Powerhouse is a CLA campaign designed to unleash the potential of the rural economy. It aims to close the rural productivity gap, adding £43bn to per year while transforming the lives of millions of people who live and work in the countryside.
CLA Director General, Sarah Hendry reflects on her experiences working in climate change and how recent public campaigning has renewed a public sense of urgency.
This briefing note focuses on the Government's no dealy import tarriff policy and is based on published information and discussion with the Defra trade policy team, and the CLA’s own analysis.
Whatever the outcome of Brexit, upskilling yourself or your staff can only be beneficial to the bottom line of your business. This article considers how you can identify the right skills and course for you and your staff whatever the future holds.
Cattle and sheep grazing calmly in the British countryside is an iconic image of UK agriculture. Whatever the challenges or opportunities Brexit creates, livestock will continue to be an integral part of many members’ businesses.
We know farming will change post-Brexit. The Basic Payment Scheme will replaced by a new system of environmental payments, and farmers will need to adapt to a more market facing world. This means the way farmers manage their businesses may have to change too, including the basic structure of the business.