Minette Batters

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Minette Batters said : “We are going to need to be exporting a lot more and there are huge opportunities for the dairy sector on the back of it” External link

fwi Tuesday, January 17, 2023 3:32:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “This is very much the start and we need to bring everybody into this if we are going to drive ambition and open up these new market opportunities,” External link

fwi Tuesday, January 17, 2023 3:32:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about Strategy ) : “The omission of horticulture is particularly regrettable, with energy prices already threatening next year’s crop of tomatoes, cucumbers and aubergines. It seems at odds with the government’s ambition to grow more fruit and vegetables as set out in the National Food Strategy” External link

fwi Wednesday, January 11, 2023 3:39:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters added : "I was very pleased to be able to end the year with a meeting with the Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, where I pressed, again, the importance of food security and home grown food production" External link

farminguk Friday, December 30, 2022 12:59:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about Queen ) : “The Queen’s deep connection to the countryside has been valued enormously by farmers and has left a remarkable legacy that will continue for generations” External link

fwi Monday, December 26, 2022 3:38:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : "The past year has been a stark reminder of what we stand to lose if British food and farming is taken for granted, and why it needs to be a political priority. “Ongoing supply chain issues and soaring production costs have caused a shortage of eggs, while energy prices are threatening next year’s crop of tomatoes, cucumbers and aubergines" External link

farminguk Thursday, December 22, 2022 1:06:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters told : “Shoppers up and down the country have for decades had a guaranteed supply of high-quality affordable food produced to some of the highest animal welfare, environmental and food safety standards in the world,” External link

standard Monday, December 19, 2022 8:40:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “It is critical that Defra acts now to investigate the issues in the egg supply chain so that any declaration under section 20 can be made as soon as possible. Poultry and egg producers must have the confidence they need, working within a fair and transparent supply chain, with fair returns for farmers, so they can do what they do best — meet demand from shoppers for quality British eggs and poultry meat” External link

thenational Monday, December 19, 2022 5:05:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “Many of you will remember the prime minister Rishi Sunak, in August – at the hustings that we held – committed to making sure that food production did have a statutory underpinning, if you like: didn’t become the poor relation to solar, to nature, to housebuilding,” “This I think goes a very long way to making sure that food production – food security – is factored in in all local plans, and that it does not become the poor relation going forwards. I think this is much needed and really does shape the future of our land use in this country” External link

fwi Monday, December 19, 2022 1:02:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said : “Many of you will remember the prime minister Rishi Sunak, in August – at the hustings that we held – committed to making sure that food production did have a statutory underpinning, if you like: didn’t become the poor relation to solar, to nature, to housebuilding,” “This I think goes a very long way to making sure that food production – food security – is factored in in all local plans, and that it does not become the poor relation going forwards. I think this is much needed and really does shape the future of our land use in this country” External link

fwi Wednesday, December 14, 2022 4:27:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “shoppers up and down the country have for decades had a guaranteed supply of high-quality affordable food produced to some of the highest animal welfare, environmental, and food safety standards in the world” “That food, produced with care by British farmers, is critical to our nation’s security and success. But British food is under threat,” External link

zerohedge Thursday, December 8, 2022 2:13:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “shoppers up and down the country have for decades had a guaranteed supply of high-quality affordable food produced to some of the highest animal welfare, environmental, and food safety standards in the world” “That food, produced with care by British farmers, is critical to our nation’s security and success. But British food is under threat,” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, December 7, 2022 5:59:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters told : “Shoppers up and down the country have for decades had a guaranteed supply of high-quality affordable food produced to some of the highest animal welfare, environmental and food safety standards in the world,” External link

standard Wednesday, December 7, 2022 2:19:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : "It is about the cost of production and it is about sharing that cost equally throughout the supply chain," "This is essential for consumers to continue to have access to high quality, sustainable, affordable food" External link

independent-ie Wednesday, December 7, 2022 9:17:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “We have already seen the egg supply chain crippled under the pressure caused by these issues and I fear the country is sleepwalking into further food supply crises – with the future of British fruit and vegetable supplies in trouble,” External link

independent-UK Tuesday, December 6, 2022 8:47:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “The danger is we produce less and less and less and we become more reliant on imports,” External link

independent-UK Tuesday, December 6, 2022 8:47:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters told : "Shoppers up and down the country have for decades had a guaranteed supply of high-quality affordable food produced to some of the highest animal welfare, environmental and food safety standards in the world," External link

themirror Tuesday, December 6, 2022 8:38:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : "I couldn’t agree more, particularly at a time when global volatility is threatening the stability of the world’s food production, food security and energy security," “We have already seen the egg supply chain crippled under the pressure caused by these issues and I fear the country is sleepwalking into further food supply crises, with the future of British fruit and vegetable supplies in trouble. "We need government and the wider supply chain to act now - tomorrow could well be too late” External link

farminguk Tuesday, December 6, 2022 7:09:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters told ( about British ) : “British food is under threat … at a time when global volatility is threatening the stability of the world’s food production, food security and energy security,” External link

independent-UK Tuesday, December 6, 2022 2:39:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “Shoppers up and down the country have for decades had a guaranteed supply of high-quality, affordable food produced to some of the highest animal welfare, environmental and food safety standards in the world,” External link

fwi Tuesday, December 6, 2022 12:30:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters added : “I couldn’t agree more, particularly at a time when global volatility is threatening the stability of the world’s food production, food security and energy security,” External link

fwi Tuesday, December 6, 2022 12:30:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters told : “Shoppers up and down the country have for decades had a guaranteed supply of high-quality affordable food produced to some of the highest animal welfare, environmental and food safety standards in the world,” External link

chesterfirst Tuesday, December 6, 2022 9:21:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters added : “The NFU raised concerns about the functionality of the supply chain with Defra a number of months ago in the hope of avoiding the situation we have now, with some retailers having to limit UK consumers’ access to eggs. This is surely a prima facie case of severe disturbance to an agricultural market” External link

YorkshirePost Saturday, November 26, 2022 3:45:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about The UK ) : “The NFU raised concerns about the functionality of the supply chain with Defra a number of months ago in the hope of avoiding the situation we have now, with some retailers having to limit UK consumers’ access to eggs. This is surely a prima facie case of severe disturbance to an agricultural market” External link

fginsight Tuesday, November 22, 2022 5:26:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters adds : “We’ve got to make sure that we do not lose the critical mass of poultry producers, for eggs and meat,” “We’ve got to take special action. We have severe market failure on the back of a disease. The compensation package has to be enough to give farmers the confidence to keep producing, because they are also facing inflationary costs” External link

observer Saturday, November 12, 2022 4:21:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “Agriculture’s role in producing renewable energy and sustainable food, alongside other land-based solutions such as carbon capture, must be recognised by decision-makers at COP27 and beyond. This is about giving UK farming the tools to unlock its net-zero potential, which is in everyone’s interests” External link

fwi Friday, November 11, 2022 5:11:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “We’re seeing huge contraction in the protected crop sector, tomatoes, cucumbers, lowest levels, since records began in 1985,” “Also field veg, a lot of that driven by access to labour, massive contraction there; livestock, the figures are quite stark; 75 percent are saying they will be using a lot less nitrogen fertiliser so there’ll be an impact there,” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, November 9, 2022 7:01:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “Obviously volume of milk down too. I don’t think there is any sector that is not being massively impacted,” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, November 9, 2022 7:01:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters suggested : “There is contraction across pretty much every sector and that’s because of a lack of certainty,” “I don’t think there is any sector that is not being massively impacted, but for horticulture, pigs and poultry, those are extreme” External link

fwi Wednesday, November 9, 2022 4:46:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “Access to people is really holding growth back, and it goes through the whole supply chain,” External link

fwi Wednesday, November 9, 2022 4:46:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : "This year’s event comes at an extremely important time for British farming, and for the country. " External link

oxfordtimes Wednesday, November 2, 2022 10:47:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : "Costs are rising rapidly on farms across the country" External link

nottinghampost Wednesday, November 2, 2022 11:13:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said : “One of my main reasons for calling for a delay was the fact that some of our members had nothing to transition on to, upland farmers have no scheme,” “So, we absolutely need to be able to have a scheme in place that is detailed, well resourced – 65% of the budget as a bare minimum needs to be in SFI. It can be a land-based payment, but it needs to happen and it needs to happen now” External link

fwi Wednesday, October 12, 2022 1:53:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “British farmers and growers are often pillars of their communities. "Whether it’s maintaining the landscapes people love to visit, helping neighbours in times of extreme weather or fundraising for local charities, NFU members often go the extra mile. "With the help of MPs we're recognising and celebrating their invaluable contributions” External link

farminguk Thursday, September 22, 2022 9:59:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said : "Costs are rising rapidly on farms across the country" External link

westbriton Monday, September 19, 2022 4:32:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : "Costs are rising rapidly on farms across the country" External link

leicestermercury Monday, September 19, 2022 4:03:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : "Costs are rising rapidly on farms across the country" External link

bristolpost Monday, September 19, 2022 3:46:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : "Costs are rising rapidly on farms across the country" External link

gloucestercitizen Monday, September 19, 2022 9:31:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said : "Costs are rising rapidly on farms across the country" External link

surreymirror Monday, September 19, 2022 5:23:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said : "Costs are rising rapidly on farms across the country" External link

essexchronicle Monday, September 19, 2022 4:23:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said : “There is a building situation on the back of the Covid-19 pandemic that makes Covid look straightforward,” External link

fwi Thursday, September 15, 2022 3:07:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters says : “We need to see a rock-solid commitment from all parties to produce food. For a farmer, that is, first and foremost, the main duty,” “We have also made it very clear that we feel a minimum of 65% of the ELM budget needs to be in the Sustainable Farming Incentive” External link

fwi Thursday, September 8, 2022 3:55:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said : “I think it is a really important point for precedent that all trade deals do come in front of parliament for ratification so that everybody has complete understanding and the MPs and the elected representatives can also feed back so that we have that dialogue,” “What I have learned from my conversations with fellow farmers in Australia and New Zealand, is that it is much more of a partnership approach with farmers and government” External link

fwi Thursday, September 1, 2022 4:34:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “We will be monitoring any impact this decision has on the immediate fertiliser market. "We will be meeting with CF Fertilisers to understand what this suspension means for future fertiliser orders and how long this temporary halting of production is anticipated to last for” External link

farminguk Saturday, August 27, 2022 2:45:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters added : “The NFU will continue to engage with the government on action to improve the resilience and transparency of the fertiliser market, which is crucial to maintaining and enhancing our domestic food production. "I am also urging the government to review how this decision impacts CO2 availability in the UK, which is essential in the food supply chain to process and package food” External link

farminguk Saturday, August 27, 2022 2:45:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “We will be monitoring any impact this decision has on the immediate fertiliser market and we will be meeting with CF Fertilisers to understand what this suspension means for future fertiliser orders and how long this temporary halting of production is anticipated to last for,” “The NFU will continue to engage with the government on action to improve the resilience and transparency of the fertiliser market, which is crucial to maintaining and enhancing our domestic food production” External link

fwi Thursday, August 25, 2022 5:13:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters added : “I am also urging the government to review how this decision impacts CO2 availability in the UK, which is essential in the food supply chain to process and package food” External link

fwi Thursday, August 25, 2022 5:13:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters told : “It’s disappointing as it’s not just about farming – food is such a critical subject, water is so critical to everybody, especially at the moment,” External link

independent-UK Thursday, August 18, 2022 4:05:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters told : “I am calling on the two candidates to commit to food security, and water has to be one of the first places that we start,” External link

independent-UK Sunday, August 14, 2022 5:00:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “We are lucky that we can do something about it, other countries don’t have that luxury,” “It amazes me how much we take food for granted, and we take water so for granted until it’s running short and then we start panicking about hosepipe bans. We need a radical rethink on how we maintain our precious supplies” External link

guardian Tuesday, August 9, 2022 1:38:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “Who is going to be paying these extra costs? Everybody in the supply chain, retailers, have to make sure they pick up the tab for rising costs. Growers have already signed their contracts with supermarkets. It needs others in the chain to come and take these extra costs into account” External link

guardian Monday, July 25, 2022 4:10:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “This really does highlight the futility of just relying on imports; other European countries are in far worse situations than we are,” “We have taken our water supply for granted in this country for so long. We are not storing and moving water in the way that we should be. Water security and food security are inextricably linked and food security is incredibly important. We can’t see growers not having a viable crop” External link

guardian Monday, July 25, 2022 4:10:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “They said the exciting thing when they are looking at the mycorrhizal funghi in the soil structure, is that most of the embedded carbon is in the grassland,” “What we don’t know is whether we can embed more carbon. But with technology, they are measuring both above and below ground. It’s a really comprehensive piece of work” External link

fwi Sunday, July 24, 2022 2:48:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters told : “The situation with the UK-Australia trade deal not going to parliament is classic, quite honestly,” External link

fwi Friday, July 22, 2022 12:21:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters asked : “What does this mean if parliament isn’t going to have any involvement at all? That is extremely concerning” External link

fwi Friday, July 22, 2022 12:21:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “We have some of the world’s best farmers who are passionate about growing a plentiful supply of food, produced to world-leading standards of animal welfare, environmental protection and sustainability,” External link

pressandjournal Friday, July 1, 2022 8:04:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters added : “Farmers are at the heart of delivering many of the ambitions government holds – whether that is food production, environmental protection, or reaching net zero,” External link

pressandjournal Friday, July 1, 2022 8:04:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about The UK ) : “The challenge is around land use. For farmers across the country, 75% of the UK is a farmed landscape,” External link

fwi Thursday, June 16, 2022 3:17:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about The UK ) : “The challenge is around land use. For farmers across the country, 75% of the UK is a farmed landscape,” External link

fwi Monday, June 13, 2022 3:01:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “Michael’s passion for farming is rivalled only by his enthusiasm to share it with the public and for more than 15 years he has hosted tens of thousands of people on his farm every year to learn about food, farming and its history in the Fens” External link

fwi Monday, June 6, 2022 5:31:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “Although Britain’s farmers are focused on the importance of producing the nation’s food, they are passionate about protecting the countryside, and the results from the latest Big Farmland Bird Count provide a fantastic snapshot of the huge amount of work being carried out on our farms to encourage wildlife” External link

YorkshirePost Saturday, May 21, 2022 1:52:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “Although Britain’s farmers are focused on the importance of producing the nation’s food, they are passionate about protecting the countryside,” “The results from the latest Big Farmland Bird Count provide a fantastic snapshot of the huge amount of work being carried out on our farms to encourage wildlife” External link

fwi Thursday, May 19, 2022 2:48:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters told : “We have got the third most affordable food here in the world and with the retail price war that’s going on we have probably got the most affordable,” External link

guardian Wednesday, April 27, 2022 7:47:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : "Any trade deal between the UK and US must be balanced and provide wins for both sides. "The US is already a major market for UK exports, with almost £2bn worth of exports sent in 2021. A trade deal could provide an opportunity for farmers to sell more great British food overseas. "However, it's crucial our farmers are allowed to compete on fair terms. There are significant challenges in these negotiations that should not be underestimated, particularly the very different regulatory approaches to food safety, environmental protection and animal welfare between the UK and US" External link

bbc Tuesday, April 26, 2022 7:55:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : "Any trade deal between the UK and US must be balanced and provide wins for both sides. "The US is already a major market for UK exports, with almost £2bn worth of exports sent in 2021. A trade deal could provide an opportunity for farmers to sell more great British food overseas. "However, it's crucial our farmers are allowed to compete on fair terms. There are significant challenges in these negotiations that should not be underestimated, particularly the very different regulatory approaches to food safety, environmental protection and animal welfare between the UK and US" External link

bbc Monday, April 25, 2022 8:32:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters says : "We ask that you urgently reconsider our request for a financial support package to be made available to pig farmers at the earliest opportunity, similar to those offered by the devolved administrations and many other European countries" External link

farminguk Wednesday, April 20, 2022 1:01:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : "For farming, this means ensuring we continue to have thriving food producing businesses now and into the future which will provide us all with sustainable, affordable food for both home and overseas markets. “Farming businesses are often the bedrock of rural communities, so having rural representatives advising on local investment will be hugely beneficial to everyone living in rural areas. " External link

farminguk Wednesday, April 20, 2022 11:22:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said : "British farming has lost one of its greatest ever advocates and the NFU has lost its greatest ever president. There was no-one more passionate about British farming than Lord Plumb and he remained a great champion for the sector throughout his life. READ MORE: Founder of one of Bedworth town centre's most popular dynasties dies " External link

coventrytelegraph Saturday, April 16, 2022 4:49:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters added ( about British ) : "His impact on British farming during a career in agriculture and politics that spanned decades cannot be underestimated. His passion, dedication and sheer hard work on behalf of, and for, our industry was an inspiration to me and to many others. " External link

coventrytelegraph Saturday, April 16, 2022 4:49:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “British farming has lost one of its greatest ever advocates and the NFU has lost its greatest ever president,” External link

southwalesargus Saturday, April 16, 2022 10:33:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “British farming has lost one of its greatest ever advocates and the NFU has lost its greatest ever president,” External link

kentonline Saturday, April 16, 2022 9:14:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “British farming has lost one of its greatest ever advocates and the NFU has lost its greatest ever president,” External link

standard Saturday, April 16, 2022 9:11:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “British farming has lost one of its greatest ever advocates and the NFU has lost its greatest ever president,” External link

independent-UK Saturday, April 16, 2022 9:04:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “British farming has lost one of its greatest ever advocates and the NFU has lost its greatest ever president” External link

fwi Friday, April 15, 2022 7:27:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : "These vacancies threaten our own UK food security, and our ability to contribute to the nation’s economy through increased exports" External link

express Tuesday, April 12, 2022 12:59:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “We are continuing to engage with government on the importance of fertiliser and about ways it can ensure stability and confidence in the food supply chain,” External link

guardian Sunday, April 10, 2022 6:04:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters asks : “Legislating on the standards of species, of nature, of trees [is] all laudable, but where is the ambition on food and keeping these guys in business?” External link

newstatesman Thursday, April 7, 2022 6:24:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “We support the move to a rolling application window as this will offer flexibility to farmers and growers to apply at a time that suits their business” External link

fwi Wednesday, March 30, 2022 7:19:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “With farmers in England receiving less direct support, the government must ensure new ways of farmers and growers managing their risk and volatility,” External link

fwi Wednesday, March 30, 2022 7:19:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : "I think the impact is being felt most harshly, if you like, in the protected crop sectors – so that's aubergines, peppers, cucumbers. We're already seeing massive contraction because, for these businesses, really 50% of their costs are reliant on the price of gas" External link

icWales Sunday, March 13, 2022 7:26:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “It’s a very, very serious situation” External link

themirror Saturday, March 12, 2022 3:21:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said : ”I think the impact is being felt most harshly, if you like, in the protected crop sectors, so that’s aubergines, peppers, cucumbers. “We’re already seeing massive contraction because, for these businesses, really 50% of their costs are reliant on the price of gas” External link

bristolpost Friday, March 11, 2022 1:07:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “The impact is being felt most in the protected crop sectors, that’s aubergines, peppers, cucumbers,” External link

guardian Friday, March 11, 2022 12:28:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : "I think the impact is being felt most harshly, if you like, in the protected crop sectors, so that's aubergines, peppers, cucumbers. " External link

news-yahoo Friday, March 11, 2022 11:52:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said : ”I think the impact is being felt most harshly, if you like, in the protected crop sectors, so that’s aubergines, peppers, cucumbers. “We’re already seeing massive contraction because, for these businesses, really 50% of their costs are reliant on the price of gas” External link

gloucestercitizen Friday, March 11, 2022 11:27:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said : “The pain and emotional anger from those pig farmers who feel utterly let down and abandoned is palpable,” “Some are approaching debts of a million pounds now and every week it gets worse” External link

fwi Friday, February 25, 2022 4:34:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said : “Are we turning a blind eye to the effect of global food production while we pursue a domestic vision of a chocolate-box countryside?” External link

fwi Friday, February 25, 2022 4:34:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said : “I find it unforgiveable that you are assuring this audience that we are going to be sticking with the £10.10 and yet that missive went out to the labour providers. "Imagine what that has done to these growers, who have faced such uncertainty. How do we collectively resolve this?” External link

farminguk Thursday, February 24, 2022 11:59:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about Tom Bradshaw ) : “I have worked with Tom for two years and I am so thrilled that he is deputy president now. And David and I have worked together for a long time, so I know he’ll be a fantastic addition to the team” External link

fwi Wednesday, February 23, 2022 8:55:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters asked : “How is it right that farmers in England are being treated differently to the rest of the UK?” External link

fwi Wednesday, February 23, 2022 1:27:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “This is an exciting programme that will give farmers the opportunity to pass on their knowledge and expertise to the next generation, as well as talking about farming’s vital role in producing food for the nation and the role it plays in caring for the environment” External link

fwi Sunday, February 20, 2022 9:52:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “At this pivotal time for British farming, the UK economy’s health becomes more relevant,” External link

exeterexpressandecho Friday, February 18, 2022 4:10:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters commented ( about George Eustice ) : “In 2022, Defra’s Agricultural Transition Plan must step up delivery as direct payments wind down and Environmental Land Management (ELM) and productivity schemes take their place. George has been a long-standing farming champion within Government, but farmers now need to hear and see a lot more detail on Defra’s plans” External link

exeterexpressandecho Friday, February 18, 2022 4:10:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “There are farming families suffering serious emotional, mental and financial stress as a result,” External link

fwi Friday, February 11, 2022 4:44:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : "We were raising the red flag on this last April, saying this situation was going to get into crisis," External link

edp24 Tuesday, February 1, 2022 10:27:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters told : “I feared farmers would be used as a pawn in trade deals – and that’s effectively what has happened,” External link

fwi Monday, January 31, 2022 9:16:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters says : “The fences weren’t here. The barn didn’t have a roof, it was derelict,” External link

observer Sunday, January 30, 2022 3:06:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters says : “It was a pretty challenging business starting off,” External link

observer Sunday, January 30, 2022 3:06:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said : “It does feel like a betrayal,” External link

observer Sunday, January 30, 2022 3:06:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said : “We’ve had to fight so hard for what we’ve achieved,” External link

observer Sunday, January 30, 2022 3:06:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters says : “The fences weren’t here. The barn didn’t have a roof, it was derelict,” External link

guardian Saturday, January 29, 2022 7:14:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters says : “It was a pretty challenging business starting off,” External link

guardian Saturday, January 29, 2022 7:14:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “It does feel like a betrayal,” External link

guardian Saturday, January 29, 2022 7:14:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “We’ve had to fight so hard for what we’ve achieved,” External link

guardian Saturday, January 29, 2022 7:14:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : "We can massively boost our dairy exports and help set the global standard when it comes to sustainable climate-friendly food," External link

farminguk Friday, January 28, 2022 2:51:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : "We have the potential to not only be the number one supplier of choice for UK households, but a firm favourite for markets around the world too. “If British farming is to succeed, we need both our domestic agriculture policy and our trade policy to support our shared objectives of feeding the nation and exporting great British food overseas. " External link

farminguk Friday, December 31, 2021 11:25:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters concluded ( about British ) : “2021 was an extraordinary year. I want 2022 to be extraordinary but for different reasons. "Let it be the year the government gets serious about British food and delivers policies that enable British food and farming to thrive” External link

farminguk Friday, December 31, 2021 11:25:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters added ( about British ) : “Just as concerningly, the UK has agreed to beef and lamb quotas which will favour imports of high-value cuts, despite this being the end of the market where British farmers tend to derive any value from their hard work,” “Ultimately, this deal simply serves to heap further pressure on farm businesses at a time when they are facing extraordinary inflationary pressure and sustained labour shortages” External link

pressandjournal Friday, December 17, 2021 8:45:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters added : “I fear they will be disappointed,” External link

pressandjournal Friday, December 17, 2021 8:45:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “Britain’s farmers are world-leaders in producing climate friendly food and, over the past 18 months, have been working hard to keep shelves and fridges full despite many being impacted by severe supply chain issues, particularly worker shortages,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, December 15, 2021 11:33:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said : “We want to keep feeding the nation,” External link

guardian Wednesday, December 15, 2021 1:23:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said : "Britain's farmers are world leaders in producing climate friendly food and, over the past 18 months, have been working hard to keep shelves and fridges full despite many being impacted by severe supply chain issues, particularly worker shortages. " External link

edp24 Tuesday, December 14, 2021 1:30:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters told : “They are stretching the imagination, and that is what we need to do. I think they are touching on every part of the journey to net zero, and linking agriculture to Stem learning brings it all together – agriculture touches all of those subjects,” External link

fwi Thursday, November 25, 2021 3:10:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “We see massive rises in input costs,” External link

farminguk Friday, November 19, 2021 11:14:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters added : “simply not be able to compete,” External link

exeterexpressandecho Wednesday, November 10, 2021 10:43:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said : “From the uplands to the lowlands, our farmers will be lighting beacons on the most iconic parts of the countryside in tribute” External link

fwi Sunday, November 7, 2021 9:49:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “The commitment is there – what we now need are a portfolio of policies to support widespread action, whether it’s upgrading rural infrastructure to boost productivity, the further development of farm-level greenhouse gas calculators or investment in methods to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere,” “It’s also vital that the government’s agenda works in harmony with its domestic and trade policies. Reducing our impact on the climate should not mean reducing our capacity to feed the country with high-quality, affordable home-grown food – food we know the British public want to see more of on shop shelves” External link

fwi Friday, October 29, 2021 2:04:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters added : "The only change made was extending the time to report and pay tax due on gains from residential property from 30 days to 60 days, a welcome change which gives people more time to pay the tax after selling or gifting residential property. “Capital Gains Tax rates was not aligned to Income Tax as feared, and there was no change to the way it relates to estates that have already benefited from Agricultural and Business Property Relief. “This means any gains from farmland or property are still wiped on death for those farming families that pass down the farm to the next generation with a reduced inheritance tax bill”. NFU President Minette Batters said it was 'disappointing' not to hear anything on government plans to develop its export strategy to help farmers grow their markets overseas. She said there were also no details including on overhauling government procurement practices to increase the provision of British food in schools, hospitals and other public sites. “And equally the lack of focus on net zero funding, especially with COP26 only days away was a missed opportunity," External link

farminguk Thursday, October 28, 2021 11:19:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters saying ( about British ) : “the [UK] government is now asking British farmers to go toe-to-toe with some of the most export-orientated farmers in the world, without the serious, long-term and properly funded investment in UK agriculture that can enable us to do so” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, October 26, 2021 4:46:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “This could damage the viability of many British farms in the years ahead, to the detriment of the public, who want more British food on their shelves, and to the detriment of our rural communities and cherished farmed landscapes” External link

independent-UK Saturday, October 23, 2021 12:11:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “Instead of repeating the refrain that these deals will be good for British agriculture, our government now needs to explain how these deals will tangibly benefit farming, the future of food production and the high standards that go along with it on these shores,” External link

euronews-en Friday, October 22, 2021 10:19:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters added ( about British ) : “This could damage the viability of many British farms in the years ahead, to the detriment of the public, who want more British food on their shelves, and to the detriment of our rural communities and cherished farmed landscapes” External link

pressandjournal Thursday, October 21, 2021 2:05:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “This could damage the viability of many British farms in the years ahead, to the detriment of the public, who want more British food on their shelves, and to the detriment of our rural communities and cherished farmed landscapes,” External link

fwi Thursday, October 21, 2021 11:23:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “Instead of repeating the refrain that these deals will be good for British agriculture, our government now needs to explain how these deals will tangibly benefit farming, the future of food production and the high standards that go along with it on these shores,” External link

wivb Thursday, October 21, 2021 8:54:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “Instead of repeating the refrain that these deals will be good for British agriculture, our government now needs to explain how these deals will tangibly benefit farming, the future of food production and the high standards that go along with it on these shores,” External link

click2houston Thursday, October 21, 2021 8:23:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “Instead of repeating the refrain that these deals will be good for British agriculture, our government now needs to explain how these deals will tangibly benefit farming, the future of food production and the high standards that go along with it on these shores,” External link

independent-UK Thursday, October 21, 2021 2:27:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “Instead of repeating the refrain that these deals will be good for British agriculture, our government now needs to explain how these deals will tangibly benefit farming, the future of food production and the high standards that go along with it on these shores,” External link

beaumontenterprise Thursday, October 21, 2021 2:15:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “Instead of repeating the refrain that these deals will be good for British agriculture, our government now needs to explain how these deals will tangibly benefit farming, the future of food production and the high standards that go along with it on these shores,” External link

whig Thursday, October 21, 2021 1:28:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said : “Otherwise, never will so much be lost, for so little,” External link

fwi Wednesday, October 13, 2021 2:29:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “public money for public goods is up for sale to private equity” External link

fwi Wednesday, October 13, 2021 2:29:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “These are shark-infested waters. They really, really are,” “And the only future ahead is to make sure that this is farmer-led” External link

fwi Wednesday, October 13, 2021 2:29:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “They will have to be destroyed on farm either using a bolt gun or lethal injection, which is a massive issue for the vets in this country who are there to save lives, not to shoot or destroy healthy livestock,” External link

fwi Friday, October 8, 2021 3:32:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : "They are protesting outside and they are angry, distraught and extremely upset. " External link

themirror Monday, October 4, 2021 4:54:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters told : “There’s been a whole-chain approach from the NFU, the British retail consortium to the Hauliers Association and many others,” External link

independent-UK Monday, October 4, 2021 11:50:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said : “I really fear for the future success of farming in this country if the government presses ahead with its current timetable to transition to its new agriculture policy schemes which simply aren’t ready,” “That’s why we are calling for a postponement to the BPS reductions in 2022 and 2023, alongside a thorough review, to ensure the new policies and schemes are ready with clear incentives and objectives” External link

fwi Monday, October 4, 2021 11:43:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters warned : “Farming is a long-term business and we only have one chance to get this agriculture transition right,” “I believe implementing a short delay now to BPS reductions will allow government the time it needs to deliver durable schemes and policies. We stand ready to work with government on the development and delivery of these new schemes” External link

fwi Monday, October 4, 2021 11:43:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters told : "We have a got a real crisis situation building in the pig sector," External link

RTERadio Saturday, October 2, 2021 12:21:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters told : "We have a got a real crisis situation building in the pig sector," External link

RTERadio Friday, October 1, 2021 5:10:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters told : "We have a got a real crisis situation building in the pig sector," External link

RTERadio Friday, October 1, 2021 4:06:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters told : “We have a got a real crisis situation building in the pig sector,” External link

punchng Friday, October 1, 2021 1:40:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters told : “We have a got a real crisis situation building in the pig sector,” External link

themalaymailonline Friday, October 1, 2021 12:49:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “We’re seeing a catastrophe of food waste on farms at the moment with the failure to source enough labour,” “This is having an effect on dairy welfare, the situation with pigs is untenable and we have seen record wastage in the horticulture sector. We must have policies in place that sort this out” External link

fwi Friday, October 1, 2021 11:55:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters told : "We have a got a real crisis situation building in the pig sector," External link

RTERadio Friday, October 1, 2021 11:54:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said : “We will need to know more about any provisions on animal welfare and the environment to ensure our high standards of production are not undermined by the terms of this deal” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, June 16, 2021 8:34:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters added : “We will need to know more about any provisions on animal welfare and the environment to ensure our high standards of production are not undermined by the terms of this deal,” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, June 15, 2021 7:44:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : "While the government has previously been keen to highlight how our free trade agreements will uphold our high standards of food production, there has always been a question mark over how this can be achieved while opening up our markets to food produced to different standards. " External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, June 15, 2021 5:53:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : "While the government has previously been keen to highlight how our free trade agreements will uphold our high standards of food production, there has always been a question mark over how this can be achieved while opening up our markets to food produced to different standards. The UK Trade and Business Commission is worried that Australian farming operates on a scale that UK counterparts cannot compete with, saying Australia contains eight of the 10 largest farms in the world, including one which is larger than Israel. According to the UK's National Farmers Union, Australian farmers are able to produce beef at a lower cost of production, and could undercut farmers in the UK. But Ms Truss said the deal would be fully scrutinised by the Trade and Agriculture Commission and MPs could block it if they were not happy. She added that it would create better access for UK digital and financial services and better arrangements for UK citizens who want to work in Australia. Welsh lamb and Australian wine are said to have been on the menu as Boris Johnson and Scott Morrison settled the deal over dinner - but ultimately this deal is more significant in symbolic than economic terms. For the government's own estimates say the new arrangements may add just 0.02% to our GDP, and the impact on prices is negligible. But this, the first bespoke deal of the post-Brexit era, signifies global Britain's ambitions. The hope is that this paves the way for more alliances beyond the EU - starting with a group of trans-Pacific nations, the CPTPP. They only buy 8% of our exports - and we have deals already with the majority of members. But the ultimate hope is that key partners - such as the US - might also join. It also symbolises though, the sacrifices that may be needed to get deals. British farmers fear they will face more competition from Australian counterparts on their home soil. Australian farmers say they won't be flooding the market. The UK is so far away that even the 80% increase in Australian imports the government predicts equates to 0.1% of total UK imports. It'll be a while before the detail of this deal can be publicly scrutinised - even by those who'll be affected. But the concern is that this sets a marker, that agriculture may be up for grabs when it comes to compromise in future and far bigger trade deals. The UK government has signed a long list of trade deals over the past year, but they have been rollovers of those the UK already had as part of the EU. In 2019-20, trade in goods and services between Australia and the UK was valued at £20.1bn. The government says the deal will boost UK industries that employ 3.5 million people across the country. have formed the biggest goods exports from Australia to the UK, while Australia's main UK imports are cars, medicines and alcoholic drinks. Trade in meat between the two countries is small at present, with 14% of sheep meat imports to the UK coming from Australia and just 0.15% of all Australian beef exports going to the UK. "A deal would be good for my exports if there's a drop in the tariffs but if we start importing more I might be faced with more competition here," External link

bbc Tuesday, June 15, 2021 5:52:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : "While the government has previously been keen to highlight how our Free Trade Agreements will uphold our high standards of food production, there has always been a question mark over how this can be achieved while opening up our markets to food produced to different standards. " External link

farminguk Tuesday, June 15, 2021 4:52:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters explained : “The skills gap we are seeing in STEM careers is not just happening in agriculture, but across the whole economy,” External link

farminguk Wednesday, June 9, 2021 5:42:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “It is also incredibly concerning that the government is in a ‘sprint’ to sign up to a trade deal with Australia that would have serious implications for British farming and would seemingly offer incredibly little benefit to the economy,” “We remain of the view that it is wholly irresponsible for the government to sign a trade deal with no tariffs or quotas on sensitive products and which therefore undermines our own domestic economy and food production industry” External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, June 6, 2021 6:04:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “It is also incredibly concerning that the government is in a ‘sprint’ to sign up to a trade deal with Australia that would have serious implications for British farming and would seemingly offer incredibly little benefit to the economy,” “We remain of the view that it is wholly irresponsible for the government to sign a trade deal with no tariffs or quotas on sensitive products and which therefore undermines our own domestic economy and food production industry” External link

theage Sunday, June 6, 2021 5:59:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “It is also incredibly concerning that the government is in a ‘sprint’ to sign up to a trade deal with Australia that would have serious implications for British farming and would seemingly offer incredibly little benefit to the economy,” “We remain of the view that it is wholly irresponsible for the government to sign a trade deal with no tariffs or quotas on sensitive products and which therefore undermines our own domestic economy and food production industry” External link

watoday Sunday, June 6, 2021 5:53:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “It is also incredibly concerning that the government is in a ‘sprint’ to sign up to a trade deal with Australia that would have serious implications for British farming and would seemingly offer incredibly little benefit to the economy,” “We remain of the view that it is wholly irresponsible for the government to sign a trade deal with no tariffs or quotas on sensitive products and which therefore undermines our own domestic economy and food production industry” External link

theherald-au Sunday, June 6, 2021 5:36:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters wrote : "I have huge admiration for farmers across the world, not least our cousins in Australia and New Zealand," "But their farms are very different to ours and on a very different scale. And were we to throw our doors wide open to their exports, the stark differences in the way we operate would spell major trouble" External link

newshub Tuesday, May 25, 2021 6:47:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said : "This is true whether tariffs are dropped immediately or in 15 years’ time," External link

farminguk Monday, May 24, 2021 10:10:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters added ( about The UK ) : “The prime minister and his government have pledged to level up the country. Agreeing to a tariff-free trade deal with a major agricultural exporter, with no safeguards or review mechanisms, would do exactly the opposite of that commitment and set swaths of rural Britain backwards” External link

guardian Sunday, May 23, 2021 12:17:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : "This is true whether tariffs are dropped immediately or in 15 years’ time," External link

farminguk Saturday, May 22, 2021 1:22:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “The British government faces a choice. It must recognise that opening up zero-tariff trade on all imports of products such as beef and lamb means British farming, working to its current high standards, will struggle to compete,” External link

smh Thursday, May 20, 2021 11:39:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said : “The British government faces a choice. It must recognise that opening up zero-tariff trade on all imports of products such as beef and lamb means British farming, working to its current high standards, will struggle to compete,” External link

watoday Thursday, May 20, 2021 11:21:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said : “The British government faces a choice. It must recognise that opening up zero-tariff trade on all imports of products such as beef and lamb means British farming, working to its current high standards, will struggle to compete,” External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, May 20, 2021 11:15:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said : “The British government faces a choice. It must recognise that opening up zero-tariff trade on all imports of products such as beef and lamb means British farming, working to its current high standards, will struggle to compete,” External link

theage Thursday, May 20, 2021 11:08:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said : "We’re not anti a trade deal with Australia. We think it's absolutely part of the global Britain agenda," "We want to just have some checks and balances in place to make sure that farmers in this country are not undermined, which has of course been a cast iron commitment by the prime minister and this government" External link

heart Wednesday, May 19, 2021 8:52:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : "We’re not anti a trade deal with Australia. We think it's absolutely part of the global Britain agenda," "We want to just have some checks and balances in place to make sure that farmers in this country are not undermined, which has of course been a cast iron commitment by the prime minister and this government" External link

skynews Wednesday, May 19, 2021 5:59:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : "We know that if we're to open up the opportunities of new markets overseas for UK farmers, we will have to offer greater access to our own markets in return. " External link

msn-uk Wednesday, May 19, 2021 3:16:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “I cannot the state the damage that I feel it would do,” External link

guardian Tuesday, May 18, 2021 9:45:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about The UK ) : “The conversations I have with the US, with the New Zealanders, with the Canadians, they would definitely be looking for the same,” “If we give away our negotiating capital to Australia, which is the second-largest exporter of beef in the world, second to Brazil, the others would most definitely want it” External link

guardian Tuesday, May 18, 2021 9:45:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : "We know that if we're to open up the opportunities of new markets overseas for UK farmers, we will have to offer greater access to our own markets in return. "However, this trade-off needs to be balanced, and we need to make sure concessions to our hugely valuable home market are not given away lightly. "There is a very real risk that, if we get it wrong, UK farming will suffer irreversible damage rather than flourish in the way we all desire, to the detriment of our environment, our food security and our rural communities" External link

bbc Tuesday, May 18, 2021 3:19:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “In comparison, the government has recently consulted on reducing domestic journey times in the UK to eight hours,” External link

fwi Wednesday, May 12, 2021 2:28:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “You cannot talk about those living, breathing communities like that,” External link

fginsight Friday, April 30, 2021 3:18:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters added : "I urged the Prime Minister to provide more clarity on his future agricultural policy as soon as possible," External link

farminguk Saturday, April 24, 2021 1:50:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “We have the credentials to be world leaders in sustainable red meat production – to set the global standard for high-welfare, climate-friendly beef and help build the British food brand, which is founded on these values, across the world,” External link

fwi Friday, April 23, 2021 8:43:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters added : "This recognition by the Royal Academy of Engineering is a further testament to the benefits of using agriculture to teach these ever important topics. “Addressing this skills gap is going to be key for the future of our country and teaching STEM through the lens of food and farming is a great way to do it. " External link

farminguk Tuesday, April 20, 2021 1:45:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “British farmers are proud to produce your food, and it is often unappreciated that they also provide habitats for wildlife and additional feeding for farmland birds during the winter months,” External link

fwi Friday, April 9, 2021 1:40:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “The British beef sector has so much to celebrate right now. Not only do we produce a fantastic, affordable product that is renowned around the world for its quality, but we do it in one of the most sustainable ways possible, utilising our natural resources to turn inedible grass into delicious, climate-friendly protein,” External link

fwi Saturday, March 20, 2021 9:46:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters added ( about British ) : “We also need the continued ban on exports of UK seed potatoes to be urgently addressed. While the ban remains in place, our government must set out how it will support the British growers affected,” External link

cityam Saturday, March 13, 2021 12:07:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said : “If the past 12 months has taught us one thing, it’s that we are all in this together and a country which levels up everyone, everywhere, is a stronger country,” External link

newsandstar Saturday, February 27, 2021 1:00:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters added : "I know the government says we are in broadly the same place but the big distinction was ‘Are you going to put it into law to make sure that this happens or just have it as a principle,’ which, I think, is not so strong”. He said that if Labour were in government it would seek to encourage more people to buy more British food and look at whether more of the £2.4bn public spending on catering could be spent with British farmers. NFU president Minette Batters said in her conference address that panic buying and food hoarding seen during the coronavirus pandemic showed the importance of British food production. “We must learn lessons and we must never go back to a time when we became complacent about our food, where we assumed all food is produced to the same standards of safety and quality around the world and where we just expected food to always be there, without investing in the industry and the people who produce it”. A survey carried out last year showed that 86 per cent of British people believed Britain should grow more of its own food, she said. “There is a real risk, a genuine risk that, without care, without attention, we let Britain’s food production slowly erode," "Which is why it is critical that government monitors our own food security – put simply, the amount of food we produce on our own farms. It was one of our key asks realised in the Agriculture Bill that food security must be reported on this year and every three years from now on" External link

farminguk Tuesday, February 23, 2021 7:52:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “If the last 12 months has taught us one thing it’s that we are all in it together – and a country which levels up everyone, everywhere, is a stronger country” External link

fwi Tuesday, February 23, 2021 7:03:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “through the hard work of an entire industry, and a united national effort during the crisis, British farming has since recovered to become known globally for its leading standards of safety and traceability, all underpinned by animal welfare and environmental standards that lead the world” External link

YorkshirePost Monday, February 15, 2021 9:06:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said : “There is no point in us not taking a hard line on this. We could get to a level of self-sufficiency within our own internal market,” “We will have to set strong terms. I think growers, on the whole, would be happy with us taking quite a hard line on this, with seed potatoes being imported if we have lost access to the EU market” External link

fwi Friday, February 12, 2021 12:46:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “Alongside producing climate-friendly food, farmers are working hard to maintain and improve the iconic British countryside by enhancing habitats, supporting pollinators and soils, and protecting wildlife. The Big Farmland Bird Count is always a fantastic way for farmers to record the birdlife found on their farms. I am pleased that the NFU is able to sponsor this event and I would encourage all farmers to take part” External link

salisburyjournal Friday, February 5, 2021 3:30:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “Farmers have got to be able to get more out of the marketplace, and climate change (mitigation) really needs to show that,” External link

fwi Saturday, January 30, 2021 9:54:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about Neil Hudson ) : “I will give Neil [Hudson] all my support to help save Newton Rigg,” External link

fwi Tuesday, January 19, 2021 5:36:00 PM EAT



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Minette Batters said : “We are going to need to be exporting a lot more and there are huge opportunities for the dairy sector on the back of it” External link

fwi Tuesday, January 17, 2023 3:32:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “This is very much the start and we need to bring everybody into this if we are going to drive ambition and open up these new market opportunities,” External link

fwi Tuesday, January 17, 2023 3:32:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about Strategy ) : “The omission of horticulture is particularly regrettable, with energy prices already threatening next year’s crop of tomatoes, cucumbers and aubergines. It seems at odds with the government’s ambition to grow more fruit and vegetables as set out in the National Food Strategy” External link

fwi Wednesday, January 11, 2023 3:39:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters added : "I was very pleased to be able to end the year with a meeting with the Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, where I pressed, again, the importance of food security and home grown food production" External link

farminguk Friday, December 30, 2022 12:59:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about Queen ) : “The Queen’s deep connection to the countryside has been valued enormously by farmers and has left a remarkable legacy that will continue for generations” External link

fwi Monday, December 26, 2022 3:38:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : "The past year has been a stark reminder of what we stand to lose if British food and farming is taken for granted, and why it needs to be a political priority. “Ongoing supply chain issues and soaring production costs have caused a shortage of eggs, while energy prices are threatening next year’s crop of tomatoes, cucumbers and aubergines" External link

farminguk Thursday, December 22, 2022 1:06:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters told : “Shoppers up and down the country have for decades had a guaranteed supply of high-quality affordable food produced to some of the highest animal welfare, environmental and food safety standards in the world,” External link

standard Monday, December 19, 2022 8:40:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “It is critical that Defra acts now to investigate the issues in the egg supply chain so that any declaration under section 20 can be made as soon as possible. Poultry and egg producers must have the confidence they need, working within a fair and transparent supply chain, with fair returns for farmers, so they can do what they do best — meet demand from shoppers for quality British eggs and poultry meat” External link

thenational Monday, December 19, 2022 5:05:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “Many of you will remember the prime minister Rishi Sunak, in August – at the hustings that we held – committed to making sure that food production did have a statutory underpinning, if you like: didn’t become the poor relation to solar, to nature, to housebuilding,” “This I think goes a very long way to making sure that food production – food security – is factored in in all local plans, and that it does not become the poor relation going forwards. I think this is much needed and really does shape the future of our land use in this country” External link

fwi Monday, December 19, 2022 1:02:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said : “Many of you will remember the prime minister Rishi Sunak, in August – at the hustings that we held – committed to making sure that food production did have a statutory underpinning, if you like: didn’t become the poor relation to solar, to nature, to housebuilding,” “This I think goes a very long way to making sure that food production – food security – is factored in in all local plans, and that it does not become the poor relation going forwards. I think this is much needed and really does shape the future of our land use in this country” External link

fwi Wednesday, December 14, 2022 4:27:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “shoppers up and down the country have for decades had a guaranteed supply of high-quality affordable food produced to some of the highest animal welfare, environmental, and food safety standards in the world” “That food, produced with care by British farmers, is critical to our nation’s security and success. But British food is under threat,” External link

zerohedge Thursday, December 8, 2022 2:13:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “shoppers up and down the country have for decades had a guaranteed supply of high-quality affordable food produced to some of the highest animal welfare, environmental, and food safety standards in the world” “That food, produced with care by British farmers, is critical to our nation’s security and success. But British food is under threat,” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, December 7, 2022 5:59:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters told : “Shoppers up and down the country have for decades had a guaranteed supply of high-quality affordable food produced to some of the highest animal welfare, environmental and food safety standards in the world,” External link

standard Wednesday, December 7, 2022 2:19:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : "It is about the cost of production and it is about sharing that cost equally throughout the supply chain," "This is essential for consumers to continue to have access to high quality, sustainable, affordable food" External link

independent-ie Wednesday, December 7, 2022 9:17:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “We have already seen the egg supply chain crippled under the pressure caused by these issues and I fear the country is sleepwalking into further food supply crises – with the future of British fruit and vegetable supplies in trouble,” External link

independent-UK Tuesday, December 6, 2022 8:47:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “The danger is we produce less and less and less and we become more reliant on imports,” External link

independent-UK Tuesday, December 6, 2022 8:47:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters told : "Shoppers up and down the country have for decades had a guaranteed supply of high-quality affordable food produced to some of the highest animal welfare, environmental and food safety standards in the world," External link

themirror Tuesday, December 6, 2022 8:38:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : "I couldn’t agree more, particularly at a time when global volatility is threatening the stability of the world’s food production, food security and energy security," “We have already seen the egg supply chain crippled under the pressure caused by these issues and I fear the country is sleepwalking into further food supply crises, with the future of British fruit and vegetable supplies in trouble. "We need government and the wider supply chain to act now - tomorrow could well be too late” External link

farminguk Tuesday, December 6, 2022 7:09:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters told ( about British ) : “British food is under threat … at a time when global volatility is threatening the stability of the world’s food production, food security and energy security,” External link

independent-UK Tuesday, December 6, 2022 2:39:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “Shoppers up and down the country have for decades had a guaranteed supply of high-quality, affordable food produced to some of the highest animal welfare, environmental and food safety standards in the world,” External link

fwi Tuesday, December 6, 2022 12:30:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters added : “I couldn’t agree more, particularly at a time when global volatility is threatening the stability of the world’s food production, food security and energy security,” External link

fwi Tuesday, December 6, 2022 12:30:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters told : “Shoppers up and down the country have for decades had a guaranteed supply of high-quality affordable food produced to some of the highest animal welfare, environmental and food safety standards in the world,” External link

chesterfirst Tuesday, December 6, 2022 9:21:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters added : “The NFU raised concerns about the functionality of the supply chain with Defra a number of months ago in the hope of avoiding the situation we have now, with some retailers having to limit UK consumers’ access to eggs. This is surely a prima facie case of severe disturbance to an agricultural market” External link

YorkshirePost Saturday, November 26, 2022 3:45:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about The UK ) : “The NFU raised concerns about the functionality of the supply chain with Defra a number of months ago in the hope of avoiding the situation we have now, with some retailers having to limit UK consumers’ access to eggs. This is surely a prima facie case of severe disturbance to an agricultural market” External link

fginsight Tuesday, November 22, 2022 5:26:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters adds : “We’ve got to make sure that we do not lose the critical mass of poultry producers, for eggs and meat,” “We’ve got to take special action. We have severe market failure on the back of a disease. The compensation package has to be enough to give farmers the confidence to keep producing, because they are also facing inflationary costs” External link

observer Saturday, November 12, 2022 4:21:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “Agriculture’s role in producing renewable energy and sustainable food, alongside other land-based solutions such as carbon capture, must be recognised by decision-makers at COP27 and beyond. This is about giving UK farming the tools to unlock its net-zero potential, which is in everyone’s interests” External link

fwi Friday, November 11, 2022 5:11:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “We’re seeing huge contraction in the protected crop sector, tomatoes, cucumbers, lowest levels, since records began in 1985,” “Also field veg, a lot of that driven by access to labour, massive contraction there; livestock, the figures are quite stark; 75 percent are saying they will be using a lot less nitrogen fertiliser so there’ll be an impact there,” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, November 9, 2022 7:01:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “Obviously volume of milk down too. I don’t think there is any sector that is not being massively impacted,” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, November 9, 2022 7:01:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters suggested : “There is contraction across pretty much every sector and that’s because of a lack of certainty,” “I don’t think there is any sector that is not being massively impacted, but for horticulture, pigs and poultry, those are extreme” External link

fwi Wednesday, November 9, 2022 4:46:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “Access to people is really holding growth back, and it goes through the whole supply chain,” External link

fwi Wednesday, November 9, 2022 4:46:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : "This year’s event comes at an extremely important time for British farming, and for the country. " External link

oxfordtimes Wednesday, November 2, 2022 10:47:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : "Costs are rising rapidly on farms across the country" External link

nottinghampost Wednesday, November 2, 2022 11:13:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said : “One of my main reasons for calling for a delay was the fact that some of our members had nothing to transition on to, upland farmers have no scheme,” “So, we absolutely need to be able to have a scheme in place that is detailed, well resourced – 65% of the budget as a bare minimum needs to be in SFI. It can be a land-based payment, but it needs to happen and it needs to happen now” External link

fwi Wednesday, October 12, 2022 1:53:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “British farmers and growers are often pillars of their communities. "Whether it’s maintaining the landscapes people love to visit, helping neighbours in times of extreme weather or fundraising for local charities, NFU members often go the extra mile. "With the help of MPs we're recognising and celebrating their invaluable contributions” External link

farminguk Thursday, September 22, 2022 9:59:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said : "Costs are rising rapidly on farms across the country" External link

westbriton Monday, September 19, 2022 4:32:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : "Costs are rising rapidly on farms across the country" External link

leicestermercury Monday, September 19, 2022 4:03:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : "Costs are rising rapidly on farms across the country" External link

bristolpost Monday, September 19, 2022 3:46:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : "Costs are rising rapidly on farms across the country" External link

gloucestercitizen Monday, September 19, 2022 9:31:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said : "Costs are rising rapidly on farms across the country" External link

surreymirror Monday, September 19, 2022 5:23:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said : "Costs are rising rapidly on farms across the country" External link

essexchronicle Monday, September 19, 2022 4:23:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said : “There is a building situation on the back of the Covid-19 pandemic that makes Covid look straightforward,” External link

fwi Thursday, September 15, 2022 3:07:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters says : “We need to see a rock-solid commitment from all parties to produce food. For a farmer, that is, first and foremost, the main duty,” “We have also made it very clear that we feel a minimum of 65% of the ELM budget needs to be in the Sustainable Farming Incentive” External link

fwi Thursday, September 8, 2022 3:55:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said : “I think it is a really important point for precedent that all trade deals do come in front of parliament for ratification so that everybody has complete understanding and the MPs and the elected representatives can also feed back so that we have that dialogue,” “What I have learned from my conversations with fellow farmers in Australia and New Zealand, is that it is much more of a partnership approach with farmers and government” External link

fwi Thursday, September 1, 2022 4:34:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “We will be monitoring any impact this decision has on the immediate fertiliser market. "We will be meeting with CF Fertilisers to understand what this suspension means for future fertiliser orders and how long this temporary halting of production is anticipated to last for” External link

farminguk Saturday, August 27, 2022 2:45:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters added : “The NFU will continue to engage with the government on action to improve the resilience and transparency of the fertiliser market, which is crucial to maintaining and enhancing our domestic food production. "I am also urging the government to review how this decision impacts CO2 availability in the UK, which is essential in the food supply chain to process and package food” External link

farminguk Saturday, August 27, 2022 2:45:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “We will be monitoring any impact this decision has on the immediate fertiliser market and we will be meeting with CF Fertilisers to understand what this suspension means for future fertiliser orders and how long this temporary halting of production is anticipated to last for,” “The NFU will continue to engage with the government on action to improve the resilience and transparency of the fertiliser market, which is crucial to maintaining and enhancing our domestic food production” External link

fwi Thursday, August 25, 2022 5:13:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters added : “I am also urging the government to review how this decision impacts CO2 availability in the UK, which is essential in the food supply chain to process and package food” External link

fwi Thursday, August 25, 2022 5:13:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters told : “It’s disappointing as it’s not just about farming – food is such a critical subject, water is so critical to everybody, especially at the moment,” External link

independent-UK Thursday, August 18, 2022 4:05:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters told : “I am calling on the two candidates to commit to food security, and water has to be one of the first places that we start,” External link

independent-UK Sunday, August 14, 2022 5:00:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “We are lucky that we can do something about it, other countries don’t have that luxury,” “It amazes me how much we take food for granted, and we take water so for granted until it’s running short and then we start panicking about hosepipe bans. We need a radical rethink on how we maintain our precious supplies” External link

guardian Tuesday, August 9, 2022 1:38:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “Who is going to be paying these extra costs? Everybody in the supply chain, retailers, have to make sure they pick up the tab for rising costs. Growers have already signed their contracts with supermarkets. It needs others in the chain to come and take these extra costs into account” External link

guardian Monday, July 25, 2022 4:10:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “This really does highlight the futility of just relying on imports; other European countries are in far worse situations than we are,” “We have taken our water supply for granted in this country for so long. We are not storing and moving water in the way that we should be. Water security and food security are inextricably linked and food security is incredibly important. We can’t see growers not having a viable crop” External link

guardian Monday, July 25, 2022 4:10:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “They said the exciting thing when they are looking at the mycorrhizal funghi in the soil structure, is that most of the embedded carbon is in the grassland,” “What we don’t know is whether we can embed more carbon. But with technology, they are measuring both above and below ground. It’s a really comprehensive piece of work” External link

fwi Sunday, July 24, 2022 2:48:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters told : “The situation with the UK-Australia trade deal not going to parliament is classic, quite honestly,” External link

fwi Friday, July 22, 2022 12:21:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters asked : “What does this mean if parliament isn’t going to have any involvement at all? That is extremely concerning” External link

fwi Friday, July 22, 2022 12:21:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “We have some of the world’s best farmers who are passionate about growing a plentiful supply of food, produced to world-leading standards of animal welfare, environmental protection and sustainability,” External link

pressandjournal Friday, July 1, 2022 8:04:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters added : “Farmers are at the heart of delivering many of the ambitions government holds – whether that is food production, environmental protection, or reaching net zero,” External link

pressandjournal Friday, July 1, 2022 8:04:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about The UK ) : “The challenge is around land use. For farmers across the country, 75% of the UK is a farmed landscape,” External link

fwi Thursday, June 16, 2022 3:17:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about The UK ) : “The challenge is around land use. For farmers across the country, 75% of the UK is a farmed landscape,” External link

fwi Monday, June 13, 2022 3:01:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “Michael’s passion for farming is rivalled only by his enthusiasm to share it with the public and for more than 15 years he has hosted tens of thousands of people on his farm every year to learn about food, farming and its history in the Fens” External link

fwi Monday, June 6, 2022 5:31:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “Although Britain’s farmers are focused on the importance of producing the nation’s food, they are passionate about protecting the countryside, and the results from the latest Big Farmland Bird Count provide a fantastic snapshot of the huge amount of work being carried out on our farms to encourage wildlife” External link

YorkshirePost Saturday, May 21, 2022 1:52:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “Although Britain’s farmers are focused on the importance of producing the nation’s food, they are passionate about protecting the countryside,” “The results from the latest Big Farmland Bird Count provide a fantastic snapshot of the huge amount of work being carried out on our farms to encourage wildlife” External link

fwi Thursday, May 19, 2022 2:48:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters told : “We have got the third most affordable food here in the world and with the retail price war that’s going on we have probably got the most affordable,” External link

guardian Wednesday, April 27, 2022 7:47:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : "Any trade deal between the UK and US must be balanced and provide wins for both sides. "The US is already a major market for UK exports, with almost £2bn worth of exports sent in 2021. A trade deal could provide an opportunity for farmers to sell more great British food overseas. "However, it's crucial our farmers are allowed to compete on fair terms. There are significant challenges in these negotiations that should not be underestimated, particularly the very different regulatory approaches to food safety, environmental protection and animal welfare between the UK and US" External link

bbc Tuesday, April 26, 2022 7:55:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : "Any trade deal between the UK and US must be balanced and provide wins for both sides. "The US is already a major market for UK exports, with almost £2bn worth of exports sent in 2021. A trade deal could provide an opportunity for farmers to sell more great British food overseas. "However, it's crucial our farmers are allowed to compete on fair terms. There are significant challenges in these negotiations that should not be underestimated, particularly the very different regulatory approaches to food safety, environmental protection and animal welfare between the UK and US" External link

bbc Monday, April 25, 2022 8:32:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters says : "We ask that you urgently reconsider our request for a financial support package to be made available to pig farmers at the earliest opportunity, similar to those offered by the devolved administrations and many other European countries" External link

farminguk Wednesday, April 20, 2022 1:01:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : "For farming, this means ensuring we continue to have thriving food producing businesses now and into the future which will provide us all with sustainable, affordable food for both home and overseas markets. “Farming businesses are often the bedrock of rural communities, so having rural representatives advising on local investment will be hugely beneficial to everyone living in rural areas. " External link

farminguk Wednesday, April 20, 2022 11:22:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said : "British farming has lost one of its greatest ever advocates and the NFU has lost its greatest ever president. There was no-one more passionate about British farming than Lord Plumb and he remained a great champion for the sector throughout his life. READ MORE: Founder of one of Bedworth town centre's most popular dynasties dies " External link

coventrytelegraph Saturday, April 16, 2022 4:49:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters added ( about British ) : "His impact on British farming during a career in agriculture and politics that spanned decades cannot be underestimated. His passion, dedication and sheer hard work on behalf of, and for, our industry was an inspiration to me and to many others. " External link

coventrytelegraph Saturday, April 16, 2022 4:49:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “British farming has lost one of its greatest ever advocates and the NFU has lost its greatest ever president,” External link

southwalesargus Saturday, April 16, 2022 10:33:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “British farming has lost one of its greatest ever advocates and the NFU has lost its greatest ever president,” External link

kentonline Saturday, April 16, 2022 9:14:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “British farming has lost one of its greatest ever advocates and the NFU has lost its greatest ever president,” External link

standard Saturday, April 16, 2022 9:11:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “British farming has lost one of its greatest ever advocates and the NFU has lost its greatest ever president,” External link

independent-UK Saturday, April 16, 2022 9:04:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “British farming has lost one of its greatest ever advocates and the NFU has lost its greatest ever president” External link

fwi Friday, April 15, 2022 7:27:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : "These vacancies threaten our own UK food security, and our ability to contribute to the nation’s economy through increased exports" External link

express Tuesday, April 12, 2022 12:59:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “We are continuing to engage with government on the importance of fertiliser and about ways it can ensure stability and confidence in the food supply chain,” External link

guardian Sunday, April 10, 2022 6:04:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters asks : “Legislating on the standards of species, of nature, of trees [is] all laudable, but where is the ambition on food and keeping these guys in business?” External link

newstatesman Thursday, April 7, 2022 6:24:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “We support the move to a rolling application window as this will offer flexibility to farmers and growers to apply at a time that suits their business” External link

fwi Wednesday, March 30, 2022 7:19:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “With farmers in England receiving less direct support, the government must ensure new ways of farmers and growers managing their risk and volatility,” External link

fwi Wednesday, March 30, 2022 7:19:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : "I think the impact is being felt most harshly, if you like, in the protected crop sectors – so that's aubergines, peppers, cucumbers. We're already seeing massive contraction because, for these businesses, really 50% of their costs are reliant on the price of gas" External link

icWales Sunday, March 13, 2022 7:26:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “It’s a very, very serious situation” External link

themirror Saturday, March 12, 2022 3:21:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said : ”I think the impact is being felt most harshly, if you like, in the protected crop sectors, so that’s aubergines, peppers, cucumbers. “We’re already seeing massive contraction because, for these businesses, really 50% of their costs are reliant on the price of gas” External link

bristolpost Friday, March 11, 2022 1:07:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “The impact is being felt most in the protected crop sectors, that’s aubergines, peppers, cucumbers,” External link

guardian Friday, March 11, 2022 12:28:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : "I think the impact is being felt most harshly, if you like, in the protected crop sectors, so that's aubergines, peppers, cucumbers. " External link

news-yahoo Friday, March 11, 2022 11:52:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said : ”I think the impact is being felt most harshly, if you like, in the protected crop sectors, so that’s aubergines, peppers, cucumbers. “We’re already seeing massive contraction because, for these businesses, really 50% of their costs are reliant on the price of gas” External link

gloucestercitizen Friday, March 11, 2022 11:27:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said : “The pain and emotional anger from those pig farmers who feel utterly let down and abandoned is palpable,” “Some are approaching debts of a million pounds now and every week it gets worse” External link

fwi Friday, February 25, 2022 4:34:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said : “Are we turning a blind eye to the effect of global food production while we pursue a domestic vision of a chocolate-box countryside?” External link

fwi Friday, February 25, 2022 4:34:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said : “I find it unforgiveable that you are assuring this audience that we are going to be sticking with the £10.10 and yet that missive went out to the labour providers. "Imagine what that has done to these growers, who have faced such uncertainty. How do we collectively resolve this?” External link

farminguk Thursday, February 24, 2022 11:59:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about Tom Bradshaw ) : “I have worked with Tom for two years and I am so thrilled that he is deputy president now. And David and I have worked together for a long time, so I know he’ll be a fantastic addition to the team” External link

fwi Wednesday, February 23, 2022 8:55:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters asked : “How is it right that farmers in England are being treated differently to the rest of the UK?” External link

fwi Wednesday, February 23, 2022 1:27:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “This is an exciting programme that will give farmers the opportunity to pass on their knowledge and expertise to the next generation, as well as talking about farming’s vital role in producing food for the nation and the role it plays in caring for the environment” External link

fwi Sunday, February 20, 2022 9:52:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “At this pivotal time for British farming, the UK economy’s health becomes more relevant,” External link

exeterexpressandecho Friday, February 18, 2022 4:10:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters commented ( about George Eustice ) : “In 2022, Defra’s Agricultural Transition Plan must step up delivery as direct payments wind down and Environmental Land Management (ELM) and productivity schemes take their place. George has been a long-standing farming champion within Government, but farmers now need to hear and see a lot more detail on Defra’s plans” External link

exeterexpressandecho Friday, February 18, 2022 4:10:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “There are farming families suffering serious emotional, mental and financial stress as a result,” External link

fwi Friday, February 11, 2022 4:44:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : "We were raising the red flag on this last April, saying this situation was going to get into crisis," External link

edp24 Tuesday, February 1, 2022 10:27:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters told : “I feared farmers would be used as a pawn in trade deals – and that’s effectively what has happened,” External link

fwi Monday, January 31, 2022 9:16:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters says : “The fences weren’t here. The barn didn’t have a roof, it was derelict,” External link

observer Sunday, January 30, 2022 3:06:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters says : “It was a pretty challenging business starting off,” External link

observer Sunday, January 30, 2022 3:06:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said : “It does feel like a betrayal,” External link

observer Sunday, January 30, 2022 3:06:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said : “We’ve had to fight so hard for what we’ve achieved,” External link

observer Sunday, January 30, 2022 3:06:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters says : “The fences weren’t here. The barn didn’t have a roof, it was derelict,” External link

guardian Saturday, January 29, 2022 7:14:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters says : “It was a pretty challenging business starting off,” External link

guardian Saturday, January 29, 2022 7:14:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “It does feel like a betrayal,” External link

guardian Saturday, January 29, 2022 7:14:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “We’ve had to fight so hard for what we’ve achieved,” External link

guardian Saturday, January 29, 2022 7:14:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : "We can massively boost our dairy exports and help set the global standard when it comes to sustainable climate-friendly food," External link

farminguk Friday, January 28, 2022 2:51:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : "We have the potential to not only be the number one supplier of choice for UK households, but a firm favourite for markets around the world too. “If British farming is to succeed, we need both our domestic agriculture policy and our trade policy to support our shared objectives of feeding the nation and exporting great British food overseas. " External link

farminguk Friday, December 31, 2021 11:25:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters concluded ( about British ) : “2021 was an extraordinary year. I want 2022 to be extraordinary but for different reasons. "Let it be the year the government gets serious about British food and delivers policies that enable British food and farming to thrive” External link

farminguk Friday, December 31, 2021 11:25:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters added ( about British ) : “Just as concerningly, the UK has agreed to beef and lamb quotas which will favour imports of high-value cuts, despite this being the end of the market where British farmers tend to derive any value from their hard work,” “Ultimately, this deal simply serves to heap further pressure on farm businesses at a time when they are facing extraordinary inflationary pressure and sustained labour shortages” External link

pressandjournal Friday, December 17, 2021 8:45:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters added : “I fear they will be disappointed,” External link

pressandjournal Friday, December 17, 2021 8:45:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “Britain’s farmers are world-leaders in producing climate friendly food and, over the past 18 months, have been working hard to keep shelves and fridges full despite many being impacted by severe supply chain issues, particularly worker shortages,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, December 15, 2021 11:33:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said : “We want to keep feeding the nation,” External link

guardian Wednesday, December 15, 2021 1:23:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said : "Britain's farmers are world leaders in producing climate friendly food and, over the past 18 months, have been working hard to keep shelves and fridges full despite many being impacted by severe supply chain issues, particularly worker shortages. " External link

edp24 Tuesday, December 14, 2021 1:30:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters told : “They are stretching the imagination, and that is what we need to do. I think they are touching on every part of the journey to net zero, and linking agriculture to Stem learning brings it all together – agriculture touches all of those subjects,” External link

fwi Thursday, November 25, 2021 3:10:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “We see massive rises in input costs,” External link

farminguk Friday, November 19, 2021 11:14:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters added : “simply not be able to compete,” External link

exeterexpressandecho Wednesday, November 10, 2021 10:43:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said : “From the uplands to the lowlands, our farmers will be lighting beacons on the most iconic parts of the countryside in tribute” External link

fwi Sunday, November 7, 2021 9:49:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “The commitment is there – what we now need are a portfolio of policies to support widespread action, whether it’s upgrading rural infrastructure to boost productivity, the further development of farm-level greenhouse gas calculators or investment in methods to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere,” “It’s also vital that the government’s agenda works in harmony with its domestic and trade policies. Reducing our impact on the climate should not mean reducing our capacity to feed the country with high-quality, affordable home-grown food – food we know the British public want to see more of on shop shelves” External link

fwi Friday, October 29, 2021 2:04:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters added : "The only change made was extending the time to report and pay tax due on gains from residential property from 30 days to 60 days, a welcome change which gives people more time to pay the tax after selling or gifting residential property. “Capital Gains Tax rates was not aligned to Income Tax as feared, and there was no change to the way it relates to estates that have already benefited from Agricultural and Business Property Relief. “This means any gains from farmland or property are still wiped on death for those farming families that pass down the farm to the next generation with a reduced inheritance tax bill”. NFU President Minette Batters said it was 'disappointing' not to hear anything on government plans to develop its export strategy to help farmers grow their markets overseas. She said there were also no details including on overhauling government procurement practices to increase the provision of British food in schools, hospitals and other public sites. “And equally the lack of focus on net zero funding, especially with COP26 only days away was a missed opportunity," External link

farminguk Thursday, October 28, 2021 11:19:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters saying ( about British ) : “the [UK] government is now asking British farmers to go toe-to-toe with some of the most export-orientated farmers in the world, without the serious, long-term and properly funded investment in UK agriculture that can enable us to do so” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, October 26, 2021 4:46:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “This could damage the viability of many British farms in the years ahead, to the detriment of the public, who want more British food on their shelves, and to the detriment of our rural communities and cherished farmed landscapes” External link

independent-UK Saturday, October 23, 2021 12:11:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “Instead of repeating the refrain that these deals will be good for British agriculture, our government now needs to explain how these deals will tangibly benefit farming, the future of food production and the high standards that go along with it on these shores,” External link

euronews-en Friday, October 22, 2021 10:19:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters added ( about British ) : “This could damage the viability of many British farms in the years ahead, to the detriment of the public, who want more British food on their shelves, and to the detriment of our rural communities and cherished farmed landscapes” External link

pressandjournal Thursday, October 21, 2021 2:05:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “This could damage the viability of many British farms in the years ahead, to the detriment of the public, who want more British food on their shelves, and to the detriment of our rural communities and cherished farmed landscapes,” External link

fwi Thursday, October 21, 2021 11:23:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “Instead of repeating the refrain that these deals will be good for British agriculture, our government now needs to explain how these deals will tangibly benefit farming, the future of food production and the high standards that go along with it on these shores,” External link

wivb Thursday, October 21, 2021 8:54:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “Instead of repeating the refrain that these deals will be good for British agriculture, our government now needs to explain how these deals will tangibly benefit farming, the future of food production and the high standards that go along with it on these shores,” External link

click2houston Thursday, October 21, 2021 8:23:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “Instead of repeating the refrain that these deals will be good for British agriculture, our government now needs to explain how these deals will tangibly benefit farming, the future of food production and the high standards that go along with it on these shores,” External link

independent-UK Thursday, October 21, 2021 2:27:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “Instead of repeating the refrain that these deals will be good for British agriculture, our government now needs to explain how these deals will tangibly benefit farming, the future of food production and the high standards that go along with it on these shores,” External link

beaumontenterprise Thursday, October 21, 2021 2:15:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “Instead of repeating the refrain that these deals will be good for British agriculture, our government now needs to explain how these deals will tangibly benefit farming, the future of food production and the high standards that go along with it on these shores,” External link

whig Thursday, October 21, 2021 1:28:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said : “Otherwise, never will so much be lost, for so little,” External link

fwi Wednesday, October 13, 2021 2:29:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “public money for public goods is up for sale to private equity” External link

fwi Wednesday, October 13, 2021 2:29:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “These are shark-infested waters. They really, really are,” “And the only future ahead is to make sure that this is farmer-led” External link

fwi Wednesday, October 13, 2021 2:29:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “They will have to be destroyed on farm either using a bolt gun or lethal injection, which is a massive issue for the vets in this country who are there to save lives, not to shoot or destroy healthy livestock,” External link

fwi Friday, October 8, 2021 3:32:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : "They are protesting outside and they are angry, distraught and extremely upset. " External link

themirror Monday, October 4, 2021 4:54:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters told : “There’s been a whole-chain approach from the NFU, the British retail consortium to the Hauliers Association and many others,” External link

independent-UK Monday, October 4, 2021 11:50:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said : “I really fear for the future success of farming in this country if the government presses ahead with its current timetable to transition to its new agriculture policy schemes which simply aren’t ready,” “That’s why we are calling for a postponement to the BPS reductions in 2022 and 2023, alongside a thorough review, to ensure the new policies and schemes are ready with clear incentives and objectives” External link

fwi Monday, October 4, 2021 11:43:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters warned : “Farming is a long-term business and we only have one chance to get this agriculture transition right,” “I believe implementing a short delay now to BPS reductions will allow government the time it needs to deliver durable schemes and policies. We stand ready to work with government on the development and delivery of these new schemes” External link

fwi Monday, October 4, 2021 11:43:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters told : "We have a got a real crisis situation building in the pig sector," External link

RTERadio Saturday, October 2, 2021 12:21:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters told : "We have a got a real crisis situation building in the pig sector," External link

RTERadio Friday, October 1, 2021 5:10:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters told : "We have a got a real crisis situation building in the pig sector," External link

RTERadio Friday, October 1, 2021 4:06:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters told : “We have a got a real crisis situation building in the pig sector,” External link

punchng Friday, October 1, 2021 1:40:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters told : “We have a got a real crisis situation building in the pig sector,” External link

themalaymailonline Friday, October 1, 2021 12:49:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “We’re seeing a catastrophe of food waste on farms at the moment with the failure to source enough labour,” “This is having an effect on dairy welfare, the situation with pigs is untenable and we have seen record wastage in the horticulture sector. We must have policies in place that sort this out” External link

fwi Friday, October 1, 2021 11:55:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters told : "We have a got a real crisis situation building in the pig sector," External link

RTERadio Friday, October 1, 2021 11:54:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said : “We will need to know more about any provisions on animal welfare and the environment to ensure our high standards of production are not undermined by the terms of this deal” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, June 16, 2021 8:34:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters added : “We will need to know more about any provisions on animal welfare and the environment to ensure our high standards of production are not undermined by the terms of this deal,” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, June 15, 2021 7:44:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : "While the government has previously been keen to highlight how our free trade agreements will uphold our high standards of food production, there has always been a question mark over how this can be achieved while opening up our markets to food produced to different standards. " External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, June 15, 2021 5:53:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : "While the government has previously been keen to highlight how our free trade agreements will uphold our high standards of food production, there has always been a question mark over how this can be achieved while opening up our markets to food produced to different standards. The UK Trade and Business Commission is worried that Australian farming operates on a scale that UK counterparts cannot compete with, saying Australia contains eight of the 10 largest farms in the world, including one which is larger than Israel. According to the UK's National Farmers Union, Australian farmers are able to produce beef at a lower cost of production, and could undercut farmers in the UK. But Ms Truss said the deal would be fully scrutinised by the Trade and Agriculture Commission and MPs could block it if they were not happy. She added that it would create better access for UK digital and financial services and better arrangements for UK citizens who want to work in Australia. Welsh lamb and Australian wine are said to have been on the menu as Boris Johnson and Scott Morrison settled the deal over dinner - but ultimately this deal is more significant in symbolic than economic terms. For the government's own estimates say the new arrangements may add just 0.02% to our GDP, and the impact on prices is negligible. But this, the first bespoke deal of the post-Brexit era, signifies global Britain's ambitions. The hope is that this paves the way for more alliances beyond the EU - starting with a group of trans-Pacific nations, the CPTPP. They only buy 8% of our exports - and we have deals already with the majority of members. But the ultimate hope is that key partners - such as the US - might also join. It also symbolises though, the sacrifices that may be needed to get deals. British farmers fear they will face more competition from Australian counterparts on their home soil. Australian farmers say they won't be flooding the market. The UK is so far away that even the 80% increase in Australian imports the government predicts equates to 0.1% of total UK imports. It'll be a while before the detail of this deal can be publicly scrutinised - even by those who'll be affected. But the concern is that this sets a marker, that agriculture may be up for grabs when it comes to compromise in future and far bigger trade deals. The UK government has signed a long list of trade deals over the past year, but they have been rollovers of those the UK already had as part of the EU. In 2019-20, trade in goods and services between Australia and the UK was valued at £20.1bn. The government says the deal will boost UK industries that employ 3.5 million people across the country. have formed the biggest goods exports from Australia to the UK, while Australia's main UK imports are cars, medicines and alcoholic drinks. Trade in meat between the two countries is small at present, with 14% of sheep meat imports to the UK coming from Australia and just 0.15% of all Australian beef exports going to the UK. "A deal would be good for my exports if there's a drop in the tariffs but if we start importing more I might be faced with more competition here," External link

bbc Tuesday, June 15, 2021 5:52:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : "While the government has previously been keen to highlight how our Free Trade Agreements will uphold our high standards of food production, there has always been a question mark over how this can be achieved while opening up our markets to food produced to different standards. " External link

farminguk Tuesday, June 15, 2021 4:52:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters explained : “The skills gap we are seeing in STEM careers is not just happening in agriculture, but across the whole economy,” External link

farminguk Wednesday, June 9, 2021 5:42:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “It is also incredibly concerning that the government is in a ‘sprint’ to sign up to a trade deal with Australia that would have serious implications for British farming and would seemingly offer incredibly little benefit to the economy,” “We remain of the view that it is wholly irresponsible for the government to sign a trade deal with no tariffs or quotas on sensitive products and which therefore undermines our own domestic economy and food production industry” External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, June 6, 2021 6:04:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “It is also incredibly concerning that the government is in a ‘sprint’ to sign up to a trade deal with Australia that would have serious implications for British farming and would seemingly offer incredibly little benefit to the economy,” “We remain of the view that it is wholly irresponsible for the government to sign a trade deal with no tariffs or quotas on sensitive products and which therefore undermines our own domestic economy and food production industry” External link

theage Sunday, June 6, 2021 5:59:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “It is also incredibly concerning that the government is in a ‘sprint’ to sign up to a trade deal with Australia that would have serious implications for British farming and would seemingly offer incredibly little benefit to the economy,” “We remain of the view that it is wholly irresponsible for the government to sign a trade deal with no tariffs or quotas on sensitive products and which therefore undermines our own domestic economy and food production industry” External link

watoday Sunday, June 6, 2021 5:53:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “It is also incredibly concerning that the government is in a ‘sprint’ to sign up to a trade deal with Australia that would have serious implications for British farming and would seemingly offer incredibly little benefit to the economy,” “We remain of the view that it is wholly irresponsible for the government to sign a trade deal with no tariffs or quotas on sensitive products and which therefore undermines our own domestic economy and food production industry” External link

theherald-au Sunday, June 6, 2021 5:36:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters wrote : "I have huge admiration for farmers across the world, not least our cousins in Australia and New Zealand," "But their farms are very different to ours and on a very different scale. And were we to throw our doors wide open to their exports, the stark differences in the way we operate would spell major trouble" External link

newshub Tuesday, May 25, 2021 6:47:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said : "This is true whether tariffs are dropped immediately or in 15 years’ time," External link

farminguk Monday, May 24, 2021 10:10:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters added ( about The UK ) : “The prime minister and his government have pledged to level up the country. Agreeing to a tariff-free trade deal with a major agricultural exporter, with no safeguards or review mechanisms, would do exactly the opposite of that commitment and set swaths of rural Britain backwards” External link

guardian Sunday, May 23, 2021 12:17:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : "This is true whether tariffs are dropped immediately or in 15 years’ time," External link

farminguk Saturday, May 22, 2021 1:22:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “The British government faces a choice. It must recognise that opening up zero-tariff trade on all imports of products such as beef and lamb means British farming, working to its current high standards, will struggle to compete,” External link

smh Thursday, May 20, 2021 11:39:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said : “The British government faces a choice. It must recognise that opening up zero-tariff trade on all imports of products such as beef and lamb means British farming, working to its current high standards, will struggle to compete,” External link

watoday Thursday, May 20, 2021 11:21:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said : “The British government faces a choice. It must recognise that opening up zero-tariff trade on all imports of products such as beef and lamb means British farming, working to its current high standards, will struggle to compete,” External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, May 20, 2021 11:15:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said : “The British government faces a choice. It must recognise that opening up zero-tariff trade on all imports of products such as beef and lamb means British farming, working to its current high standards, will struggle to compete,” External link

theage Thursday, May 20, 2021 11:08:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said : "We’re not anti a trade deal with Australia. We think it's absolutely part of the global Britain agenda," "We want to just have some checks and balances in place to make sure that farmers in this country are not undermined, which has of course been a cast iron commitment by the prime minister and this government" External link

heart Wednesday, May 19, 2021 8:52:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : "We’re not anti a trade deal with Australia. We think it's absolutely part of the global Britain agenda," "We want to just have some checks and balances in place to make sure that farmers in this country are not undermined, which has of course been a cast iron commitment by the prime minister and this government" External link

skynews Wednesday, May 19, 2021 5:59:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : "We know that if we're to open up the opportunities of new markets overseas for UK farmers, we will have to offer greater access to our own markets in return. " External link

msn-uk Wednesday, May 19, 2021 3:16:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “I cannot the state the damage that I feel it would do,” External link

guardian Tuesday, May 18, 2021 9:45:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about The UK ) : “The conversations I have with the US, with the New Zealanders, with the Canadians, they would definitely be looking for the same,” “If we give away our negotiating capital to Australia, which is the second-largest exporter of beef in the world, second to Brazil, the others would most definitely want it” External link

guardian Tuesday, May 18, 2021 9:45:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : "We know that if we're to open up the opportunities of new markets overseas for UK farmers, we will have to offer greater access to our own markets in return. "However, this trade-off needs to be balanced, and we need to make sure concessions to our hugely valuable home market are not given away lightly. "There is a very real risk that, if we get it wrong, UK farming will suffer irreversible damage rather than flourish in the way we all desire, to the detriment of our environment, our food security and our rural communities" External link

bbc Tuesday, May 18, 2021 3:19:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “In comparison, the government has recently consulted on reducing domestic journey times in the UK to eight hours,” External link

fwi Wednesday, May 12, 2021 2:28:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “You cannot talk about those living, breathing communities like that,” External link

fginsight Friday, April 30, 2021 3:18:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters added : "I urged the Prime Minister to provide more clarity on his future agricultural policy as soon as possible," External link

farminguk Saturday, April 24, 2021 1:50:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “We have the credentials to be world leaders in sustainable red meat production – to set the global standard for high-welfare, climate-friendly beef and help build the British food brand, which is founded on these values, across the world,” External link

fwi Friday, April 23, 2021 8:43:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters added : "This recognition by the Royal Academy of Engineering is a further testament to the benefits of using agriculture to teach these ever important topics. “Addressing this skills gap is going to be key for the future of our country and teaching STEM through the lens of food and farming is a great way to do it. " External link

farminguk Tuesday, April 20, 2021 1:45:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “British farmers are proud to produce your food, and it is often unappreciated that they also provide habitats for wildlife and additional feeding for farmland birds during the winter months,” External link

fwi Friday, April 9, 2021 1:40:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “The British beef sector has so much to celebrate right now. Not only do we produce a fantastic, affordable product that is renowned around the world for its quality, but we do it in one of the most sustainable ways possible, utilising our natural resources to turn inedible grass into delicious, climate-friendly protein,” External link

fwi Saturday, March 20, 2021 9:46:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters added ( about British ) : “We also need the continued ban on exports of UK seed potatoes to be urgently addressed. While the ban remains in place, our government must set out how it will support the British growers affected,” External link

cityam Saturday, March 13, 2021 12:07:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said : “If the past 12 months has taught us one thing, it’s that we are all in this together and a country which levels up everyone, everywhere, is a stronger country,” External link

newsandstar Saturday, February 27, 2021 1:00:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters added : "I know the government says we are in broadly the same place but the big distinction was ‘Are you going to put it into law to make sure that this happens or just have it as a principle,’ which, I think, is not so strong”. He said that if Labour were in government it would seek to encourage more people to buy more British food and look at whether more of the £2.4bn public spending on catering could be spent with British farmers. NFU president Minette Batters said in her conference address that panic buying and food hoarding seen during the coronavirus pandemic showed the importance of British food production. “We must learn lessons and we must never go back to a time when we became complacent about our food, where we assumed all food is produced to the same standards of safety and quality around the world and where we just expected food to always be there, without investing in the industry and the people who produce it”. A survey carried out last year showed that 86 per cent of British people believed Britain should grow more of its own food, she said. “There is a real risk, a genuine risk that, without care, without attention, we let Britain’s food production slowly erode," "Which is why it is critical that government monitors our own food security – put simply, the amount of food we produce on our own farms. It was one of our key asks realised in the Agriculture Bill that food security must be reported on this year and every three years from now on" External link

farminguk Tuesday, February 23, 2021 7:52:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “If the last 12 months has taught us one thing it’s that we are all in it together – and a country which levels up everyone, everywhere, is a stronger country” External link

fwi Tuesday, February 23, 2021 7:03:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “through the hard work of an entire industry, and a united national effort during the crisis, British farming has since recovered to become known globally for its leading standards of safety and traceability, all underpinned by animal welfare and environmental standards that lead the world” External link

YorkshirePost Monday, February 15, 2021 9:06:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said : “There is no point in us not taking a hard line on this. We could get to a level of self-sufficiency within our own internal market,” “We will have to set strong terms. I think growers, on the whole, would be happy with us taking quite a hard line on this, with seed potatoes being imported if we have lost access to the EU market” External link

fwi Friday, February 12, 2021 12:46:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about British ) : “Alongside producing climate-friendly food, farmers are working hard to maintain and improve the iconic British countryside by enhancing habitats, supporting pollinators and soils, and protecting wildlife. The Big Farmland Bird Count is always a fantastic way for farmers to record the birdlife found on their farms. I am pleased that the NFU is able to sponsor this event and I would encourage all farmers to take part” External link

salisburyjournal Friday, February 5, 2021 3:30:00 PM EAT

Minette Batters said : “Farmers have got to be able to get more out of the marketplace, and climate change (mitigation) really needs to show that,” External link

fwi Saturday, January 30, 2021 9:54:00 AM EAT

Minette Batters said ( about Neil Hudson ) : “I will give Neil [Hudson] all my support to help save Newton Rigg,” External link

fwi Tuesday, January 19, 2021 5:36:00 PM EAT



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