Farmer's Friend News

WG unveils new farm support plans

NEW proposals to support Welsh farmers after Brexit have been unveiled. On Tuesday​ (Jul 10) the Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths launched a consultation on a new Land Management...

NFU Mutual warns on fire risk

TINDER dry conditions are putting the UK countryside at high risk of devastating fires, warns NFU Mutual. The leading rural insurer is concerned that the current heat wave could lead to grassland and arable...

Wayleave framework updated for broadband

AN UPDATED wayleave framework has been developed by the CLA and NFU to pave the way for broadband infrastructure providers to speed up the roll-out of rural broadband while ensuring fair treatment for landowners....

Minister kicks access issue into long grass

THE SUSTAINABLE M​ANAGEMENT of Natural Resources Consultation process has finally concluded, but there’s no sign of progress, according to Rebecca Williams, Director of CLA Cymru. Saying that the time has come to make decisions,...

‘Be seen on farm’: FUW

THE FARMERS’ Union of Wales has launched new reflective armbands as part of its commitment to promote farm safety. The new armbands can be worn by all family members to help them to be...

Passionate young farmers wanted!

A GROUP of enthusiastic young farmers, who are making a real difference within farming and have great stories to tell, are being sought to join the NFU in one of the most popular historic...

FUW welcomes transition funding

THE WELSH G​OVERNMENT​ will provide £2.15m of its £50m transition fund to support the development of the red meat sector in Wales. The investment will support famers to identify improvements to their businesses to...

4G vital for rural economy

CROSS-PARTY MPs and Peers heard about the issues and successes of rural businesses at a special reception in the House of Commons hosted by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Rural Business and...

FUW in fair funding call

FUW PRESIDENT Glyn Roberts has raised concerns over the stark contrast between discussions taking place within the UK on the future of agriculture and equivalent EU discussions on the continent – highlighting worrying differences...