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Bumper harvest predicted for English wine - but still down on 2018

Last year was considered by many to be the best year for English wine so far

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Farmers of the future: are apprenticeships the solution to a labour crisis?

Britain’s farmers are concerned that Brexit could lead to a shortage of quality managers for their businesses, but could apprentices provide a long-term solution to a potential labour crisis?

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Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight to celebrate 10th anniversary

The fortnight will include events the length and breadth of Scotland such as the Stranraer Oyster Festival

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Birds Eye marks 100% certification Follow the Fish on-pack promotion

The milestone made Birds Eye the “biggest brand in the UK” for certified sustainable and responsible seafood sourcing

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Fire-ravaged Brazil faces a fight in growing UK pork and poultry exports

The UK’s poultry sector - not to mention consumers - are likely to be concerned by Brazil’s ‘sustainable’ farming methods

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Tulip sold to Moy Park owner Pilgrim’s Pride in £290m deal

The pork supplier will continue to source pork from former owner Danish Crown as part of the acquisition

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Labour plans animal welfare commissioner in far-reaching policy pitch

The 50-point  ‘animal welfare manifesto for government’ also includes bans of sow farrowing crates and foie gras imports

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North Sea cod off the menu as stocks slump

Climate change and a failure to reduce fishing pressures on stocks are thought to be behind a collapse in numbers

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Government faces backlash over ‘bamboozling’ Brexit immigration move

It has said it intends to bring an end to freedom of movement on Halloween in the event of a no-deal

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No-deal Brexit to cost farming sector £850m a year: report

Profitability was expected to drop by 18% within a year of a no-deal, research by consultancy Andersons suggested

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IPCC report: how UK meat producers can cut their carbon footprint

Offshoring the carbon problem of meat production is a bad idea, says Professor Chris Elliott

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It’s time the poultry sector faced up to welfare concerns

The sector has faced a series of animal welfare exposés

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Dutch meat trader Jan Fasen arrested over link to horsemeat scandal

Fasen was arrested by Spain’s Guardia Civil at the request of French authorities late last month

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Number of Welsh farmers in Tesco lamb contract doubles

The contracts provide farmers with a guaranteed selling price

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Defra secretary Villiers urged to reassure food sector over Brexit

Industry leaders have called on Villiers to offer ’urgent reassurances’ on future trade relationships, environmental and animal welfare standards

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UK hemp farm Hempen forced to destroy crop after losing licence

The not-for-profit grower believes the move to revoke its licence was the result of new government guidance

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Müller completes £50m expansion of Telford yoghurt factory

The dairy giant said the investment represented ’a major step towards reducing the UK’s dependence on imported yoghurt products’

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Petition calls for ‘urgent’ welfare inspections for Scottish salmon

It follows allegations of malpractice at a farm in a Highland loch

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Flamingo Produce shrugs off difficult conditions to double profits

Flamingo supplies fresh flowers, plants and veg to the mults

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Morrisons invests £2m in supply apprenticeships

The money will be made available to employers in Morrisons’ supply chain

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Princes targets new audiences with launch of two fish ranges

Both ranges are aimed at shoppers seeking ‘health, taste and convenience’