Food and Farming


Lobby your parliamentary candidates today

| Campaigns, Food and Farming

The Countryside Alliance has launched a new campaign asking rural voters to contact their Parliamentary candidates ahead of the General Election on 7th May. Take part here. This online e-lobby reads: “Congratulations on your selection. As a voter in your constituency I wanted to draw your attention to Countryside Alliance’s General Election Manifesto and ask…

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Keep dogs under control during lambing

| Campaigns, Food and Farming

During lambing, the Countryside Alliance reiterates support for Farmers Guardian’s “Take the Lead” campaign, launched last year to educate the public about the impact of livestock worrying by dogs with the ultimate aim of reducing the growing number of attacks. Backed by leading farming and rural organisations, Take the Lead was set up in response…

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Barney explains the worth of our Rural Oscars

| Campaigns, Food and Farming

Yesterday saw rural businesses from as far afield as the Orkneys, County Antrim and Anglesey descend on London for one of the biggest rural events in the Parliamentary calendar – the Rural Oscars UK reception. Despite the tube strike the event brought over 250 people together on the sun-soaked terrace at the House of Lords…

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The future’s bright

| Campaigns, Food and Farming

The Countryside Alliance’s Autumn magazine features a look at some of the young entrepreneurs who have proved a hit in our own Countryside Alliance Awards (aka the Rural Oscars). Click here to meet the energetic businessmen and women behind such diverse outfits as Eat Wild, Spuds & Berries, nomnom chocolate, Young & Country, Colstoun Cookery…

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Paul Brannen MEP writes for us on CAP

| Campaigns, Food and Farming

Paul Brannen MP writes: During the hearing of the then Commissioner-designate for agriculture and rural development Phil Hogan on 2nd October 2014 I asked him whether he planned to commit European Union (EU) to ensuring that agricultural practices relevant to soil protection are observed throughout the EU and whether he would propose any new measures…

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Alliance welcomes Elliott Review recommendations

| Campaigns, Food and Farming

The Countryside Alliance has welcomed the Government’s response to the recommendations of the Elliott Review, commissioned after the horsemeat scandal, which will institute a Food Crime Unit to increase consumer confidence in food. We are interested to see how the recommendations work in practice and are using our own Rural Manifesto, to be launched before…

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