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Farmers 'bitterly disappointed' over badger cull halt

Farmers 'bitterly disappointed' over badger cull halt
04-04-2014 08:47 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, CLA, News, NFU, Veterinary News
Farmers 'bitterly disappointed' over badger cull halt
Farmers have expressed great disappointment over Environment Secretary Owen Paterson's plans to abandon a roll-out of the badger cull programme. C...
20-03-2014 05:51 AM | News, Property News, CLA
HS2 'failing landowners and the environment'
The CLA yesterday told the Environmental Audit Select Committee that HS2 Ltd had missed the opportunity to deliver a better environment. The organ...
20-03-2014 05:10 AM | NFU, Property News, Arable, Cereal, CLA, Crops, Finance, News
Budget fails to benefit farms, says CLA
The Chancellor's budget speech fails to benefit unincorporated rural businesses such as farms, according to the Country Land and Business Association....
11-03-2014 03:51 AM | Arable, Cereal, CLA, Crops, News
Survey finds broad support among Europeans for new CAP
Over three-quarters of Europeans believe the common agricultural policy (CAP) benefits all EU citizens and over 90% support the main trends of the new...
24-02-2014 05:52 AM | CLA, News, Property News
CLA takes HS2 campaign to Westminster
The CLA today hosted a panel discussion in Parliament to discuss compensation arrangements for HS2, the issue of blight and a CLA - proposed property ...
20-02-2014 02:26 AM | CLA, News, Shows and Events
Twitter training for Midlands farmers
Farmers and landowners wanting to find out more about social media are being invited by the CLA to attend special training sessions in Derbyshire, Rut...
20-02-2014 02:01 AM | Sheep, Cereal, CLA, Crops, News, NFU, Pigs, Arable, Cattle
UK and Irish unions thrash out livestock concerns
UK and Irish farming unions met this week in Stirling to discuss issues facing the livestock industry. Representatives from NFU, NFU Cymru, Ulster ...
27-01-2014 02:03 AM | CLA, News, Property News
HS2 statement 'ignores the impact on landowners'
The extension of the HS2 Environmental Statement response deadline 'allows more time for its consideration', according to the Country Land and Busines...
14-01-2014 02:20 AM | CLA, News, Property News
Flood fears follow devastation for CLA members
The CLA today said many of its members have been hit by devastating flood damage and now fear Government budget cuts have potentially left them legall...
19-12-2013 11:42 AM | CLA, Finance, News
Victims of new runway must also be fairly compensated, says CLA
The CLA today said CLA proposed compulsory purchase reforms must also be applied to those hit by a proposed runway at Heathrow or Gatwick airport. ...
18-12-2013 10:19 AM | CLA, News
Government urged to plug 'unfair' loophole in Water Bill
As MPs prepare to debate the Water Bill during its committee stage tomorrow (17 December) the CLA is urging that support be given to an amendment prop...
02-12-2013 10:09 AM | CLA, Finance, News
CLA lobbying triggers AD review
CLA lobbying has led to a Government review of Feed-in Tariffs for small-scale anaerobic digestion (AD). The CLA, working with industry partners, ...
28-11-2013 11:48 AM | CLA, Finance, News, Property News
Reform of compulsory purchase system needed 'more than ever'
Immediate reform of the compulsory purchase system is needed following the first reading of the Hybrid Bill – a milestone for HS2, the Country Land an...
15-11-2013 06:33 AM | Appointments, CLA, News
Henry Robinson elected CLA President
Henry Robinson, who farms 1,000 acres in Gloucestershire and previously served as the Association’s Deputy President and Vice-President, was elected a...
13-11-2013 01:20 AM | CLA, Machinery and Spares, News
Tractor speed move will cut red tape, says CLA
The CLA has said it welcomed the Department for Transport’s decision to open a consultation to raise the maximum speed for tractors and increase the m...
11-11-2013 05:32 AM | Arable, Cereal, CLA, Crops, Finance, News, NFU
Farming unions issue joint statement to welcome CAP allocation
The Presidents of the NFU, NFU Cymru and the Ulster Farmers’ Union have welcomed the decision on the allocation of the CAP budget between England, Wal...
01-11-2013 10:03 AM | Arable, Cereal, CLA, Crops, Finance, News
Defra CAP decisions may hamper agricultural development
Defra’s consultation on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) may hinder agricultural development - the foundation of the rural economy, according to t...
17-10-2013 08:32 AM | CLA, News, Property News
'Planning proposals could help solve the rural housing crisis', says CLA
Government proposals to deregulate the planning laws will provide 'critically needed new housing' in rural areas, according to the Country Land and Bu...
04-10-2013 07:34 AM | Crops, News, Arable, Cereal, CLA
'Grasp chance to axe EU soil directive', says CLA
The CLA said its continued lobbying of Brussels to drop the EU Soils Directive will save the UK £5billion implementation costs if it is successfully b...
16-09-2013 03:08 AM | Cereal, CLA, Crops, Finance, News
CAP payments must help upland farmers, says CLA
The CLA today called for the redistribution of CAP payments to benefit upland farmers. The Association said if, as seems likely, upland farmers lo...
05-09-2013 02:31 AM | CLA, Finance, News, Property News
Consultation on HS2 bond scheme 'urgently needed,' says CLA
The CLA said today that a consultation on a property bond scheme for the HS2 high speed rail project is urgently needed to help landowners. CLA Pr...
20-07-2013 02:30 AM | CLA, News
Step up with ideas for red tape reform, says CLA
Now is the time for innovative ideas to reduce red tape in the farming industry, according to Country Land and Business Association President Harry Co...
11-07-2013 03:41 AM | CLA, Finance, News, Property News
HS2 compulsory purchases 'must be fair', says CLA
The CLA has told MPs that compulsory purchases made because of the proposed HS2 high-speed rail link must be fair. CLA President Harry Cotterell ye...
10-07-2013 01:01 AM | CLA, Finance, News, Property News
Government 'indifferent' to HS2 compensation, says CLA
The Government announcement on HS2 safeguarding continues to ignore the issue of compensation, according to the Country Land and Business Association....
08-07-2013 02:51 AM | CLA, News
Natural England should improve access, warns group
The CLA has pushed for Natural England to curb its enthusiasm for permanent additional access to private land in light of departmental cuts. The A...
27-05-2013 09:41 AM | CLA, News
Tourism is key for rural economy says Cotterell
More needs to be done by the government and the tourism industry to boost visitor numbers in England and Wales, according to the Country Land and Busi...
24-05-2013 10:03 AM | CLA, News
Don't blame farmers for wildlife losses, says CLA
The CLA said today it is wrong to place the blame on farmers for the loss of wildlife - in response to the newly released conservation report State of...
15-03-2013 10:42 AM | News, NFU, Organic, Arable, Cereal, CLA, Crops, Finance
English farmers at risk, CAP coalition warns government
The largest ever coalition of British farming organisations has today warned the Government that English farmers could be treated unfairly under new C...
07-03-2013 14:57 PM | Cereal, CLA, Crops, Market Reports, News
Wheat prices fall to lowest levels since June
Soycomplex Nearby beans closed lower with deferred months higher in positioning and book squaring ahead of Friday's USDA report. That is expected t...
23-01-2013 14:18 PM | CLA, News, Property News
Amend Growth and Infrastructure Bill, says CLA
The CLA is calling for amendments to the Growth and Infrastructure Bill to rural-proof economic development and ensure the long-term sustainability of...
02-11-2012 15:23 PM | CLA, Forestry, News
CLA urges public to look for dieback in ash trees
The CLA has urged the public to look for cases of ash dieback and is working with the Forestry Commission to compile a spotter's guide. Chalara fra...
22-10-2012 15:35 PM | CLA, Forestry, News
CLA calls for import ban to stop ash tree disease
The CLA has called on the government to ban all imports of ash plants and seeds to halt the spread of an ash tree disease. The disease, Chalara fra...
11-09-2012 13:33 PM | CLA, News, Property News
Natural England 'must follow Defra's advice on coastal access'
Natural England must stick to Defra’s recommendations when rolling out future coastal access so the problems experienced by landowners in the first ph...
24-08-2012 08:16 AM | CLA, Finance, News, Property News
Montague Report 'brings focus onto newly built private lets'
Institutional investors could fund the building of private housing for rent, a report for the government by Sir Adrian Montague has said. Montague...
08-08-2012 10:35 AM | Crops, News, NFU, Produce, Property News, Cattle, Cereal, CLA
Low confidence is damaging rural economy
Rural businesses are facing a significant drop in confidence and investment, according to the Second Quarter findings of the Rural Economy Index. C...
02-07-2012 16:59 PM | CLA, News
Government could miss 2015 broadband deadlines
The CLA has warned that the Government could miss deadlines to provide superfast broadband of at least 24 megabits per second (mbps) for 90 percent of...
02-07-2012 10:33 AM | CLA, News
Listing community assets jeopardises rural philanthropy, says CLA
The CLA has warned that allowing communities to register privately owned playing fields or village halls as a “community asset” would jeopardise the l...
20-06-2012 18:06 PM | CLA, News
CLA lobbies MEPs in Brussels on CAP reform
The CLA’s Deputy President and Vice-President this week lobbied senior Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) on Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) r...
13-06-2012 09:12 AM | Arable, Cereal, CLA, Crops, Feed and Forage, Grassland, News, NFU
CAP reforms would damage UK competitiveness - NFU
Following a trip to Strasbourg to meet with key MEPs involved with the CAP reform process, farming unions have said the greening measures being propos...
12-06-2012 12:41 PM | Arable, Cereal, CLA, Crops, News, Renewable Energy
Danes put CAP reform on right track, says CLA
The Danish Presidency's statement on the progress of Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform negotiations highlighted the impact of lobbying by Europe...
11-06-2012 11:01 AM | Arable, Cereal, CLA, Grassland, News, NFU, Property News
Farming groups lobby over CAP reforms
Farming associations are stepping up the intensity of their lobbying efforts to put CAP reform proposals back on track by holding a series of high-lev...
15-03-2012 14:04 PM | CLA, News, Renewable Energy
CLA lobbying success for on-farm renewables
The CLA today said the Government had shown its commitment to cutting red tape and simplifying the planning system by allowing on-farm renewable proje...
15-03-2012 07:28 AM | CLA, Property News, News
Universal broadband ’essential’ for rural areas - CLA
The CLA has told the House of Lords Select Committee on Communications that the Government needs to provide a Universal Service Obligation for broadba...
CLA welcomes gov’t pledge to ’free-up’ farming
The CLA today welcomed the Government’s pledge to "free-up" farming following the publication of its response to the Farming Regulation Task For...
War Horse farm receives donation from charity trusts
A charity founded by War horse author Michael Morpurgo has received the first in a series of annual £10,000 donations from the CLA Charitable Trust – ...
08-02-2012 17:33 PM | CLA, Machinery and Spares, News
Gov’t push on metal theft ’welcome’ - CLA
The CLA today welcomed the confirmation by two Government ministers of a clampdown on metal theft by taking the cash out of the system and introducing...
26-01-2012 16:17 PM | CLA, News
Natural England’s coastal access plan ’unnecessary’
The CLA today said the Government’s plan to boost access along the coastal path at Dorset’s Weymouth Bay is "unnecessary" because adequate...
26-01-2012 16:15 PM | CLA, News
Government moves on scrap metal theft following CLA campaign
The Government today announced its intention to change the law to clamp down on scrap metal theft in the wake of the CLA’s "Scrap the Cash" camp...
26-01-2012 14:43 PM | CLA, News, Renewable Energy
Climate change offers opportunities for farmers, says CLA
The CLA has said the Government’s first ever Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA) published today will help land-based businesses adapt to clim...
26-01-2012 12:22 PM | CLA, News
Climate change offers opportunities for farmers and land managers
The CLA has said the Government’s first ever Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA) published today will help land-based businesses adapt to clim...
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