Fall in UK Farm Incomes Continues

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New Defra figures have shown a dramatic fall in farm incomes for the third consecutive year.

The National Farmers Union says this has had a huge impact on farming businesses with some sectors, such as dairy and pigs, seeing their incomes halved.

It believes the main reasons for the dramatic falls are lower commodity prices and market volatility including a strengthening pound in 2015. Read more

Investors Urge Food Chains to Tackle Use of Antibiotics in Farming

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A large group of investors this week urged big restaurant chains to fight the use of medically-important (to humans) antibiotics amongst their meat suppliers.

The investors asked the companies in the US and UK to produce a comprehensive strategy for dealing with the issue, and set out clear timelines for reducing antibiotic use. Read more

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