National Farmers' Union

Bovine TB Devastates Dorset Dairy Farm

Meurig Raymond | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK
Meurig Raymond

More has to be done to stop bovine TB from destroying farming businesses and the livelihoods of the families that run them. And this must include dealing with the disease in badgers as well as in cattle.

Why Man and Not Mother Nature Is Responsible for the Winter Floods

Simon Thomas | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK
Simon Thomas

It's clear to me, and no doubt the thousands of people whose lives have been destroyed by the winter floods that it's not just nature that is to blame for the now annual flood destruction, farmers and Government must also share in the responsibility. After all, we had been warned. And repeatedly.

Ludicrous Farmers

Water 21 | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK
Water 21

There was an odd reaction from the National Farmers' Union (NFU) at their Birmingham Conference this week to proposals for controlled floodwater attenuation in upland farms (and elsewhere); condemning such plans as "ludicrous".

Why Those Against the Badger Cull Have Got It Wrong

Adam Quinney | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Politics
Adam Quinney

Bovine TB is a hugely complex disease. But the key points about it are quite simple - it's an infectious disease; it's endemic in some areas of the country; it's posing a huge threat to our beef and dairy farmers; and while cattle are slaughtered to stop its spread nothing is being done to control it in wildlife. You'll hear opponents of the cull repeatedly state as fact that there is no scientific basis for a cull and leading scientists don't support the policy. This simply isn't true.

Charlie Thomas

Have Government Cuts Hit The Flooding 'Front Line'? | Charlie Thomas | Posted 28.11.2012 | UK

Britain is once again in the grip of flooding chaos. Following disastrous floods in 2005, 2007 and 2009, this year's heavy downpours have led to four ...

Farmers Stage Blockade Over Price Of Milk

Press Association | Posted 20.07.2012 | UK

Hundreds of farmers blockaded processing plants into the early hours of the morning in a protest against the price they are paid for milk. Supporte...

It's Time to Turn Trash in to Treasure Mr. Davey

Sara Custer | Posted 05.05.2012 | UK Politics
Sara Custer

Newly promoted Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey has got a lot on his plate as he takes over responsibilities and begins the roll out for his "Green Deal" in which he will tell businesses to "get serious about saving energy".