DEFRA is hiring 1,400 "business policy" folk to work out how the department will untangle itself from Europe after Brexit, reports The Register.
Fourteen farming organisations have issued a joint statement calling on the UK government to provide short-term certainty for the industry as Brexit nears.
Scotland’s rural economy secretary Fergus Ewing has asked the UK government to confirm that opt-out provisions on the cultivation of GM crops will continue following Brexit.
Theresa May has been warned to avoid being labelled a “milk snatcher” by providing a cast-iron guarantee that the UK will replace an EU milk subsidies scheme for school children.
Most farmers voted leave. Now many are beginning to dread Brexit, says Polly Toynbee.
Tech entrepreneur – and Britain's biggest farmer – James Dyson says walking away from Brexit talks with Europe would be ‘no big deal’ for the UK.
Britain’s approach to Brexit negotiations is beset by “inconsistency and lack of coordination” that “beggars belief,” says EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan.
UK farm unions have called for a cross-government summit to address perceived slow progress in developing plans for a post-Brexit agricultural policy.
UK Defra secretary Michael Gove says he is taking a "pragmatic" approach to agriculture as Brexit progresses.
The Welsh food and farming industry is in danger of "being put back decades" when the UK leaves the European Union, the environment secretary has warned.
In his first speech as Defra secretary, Michael Gove called the impact of Brexit on agriculture and the environment the “unfrozen moment” .
An "ambitious vision" to reform farm support after the UK leaves the EU has been unveiled by the Country Land and Business Association.
The NFU says politicians must remember the importance of home-grown food as they debate the direction of farm support post-Brexit.
Michael Gove’s speech on his plan for a ‘Green Brexit’ is one of the first signs of what he is up to in his new role as Defra secretary, writes Camilla Swift.
Scottish farm leaders have given a cautious welcome to plans for a new deal on support after Brexit.
Farm subsidies will have to be earned post-Brexit – rather than simply being handed out, Defra secretary Michael Gove will say in a speech later.
Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will have the "opportunity" for more control over their farming post-Brexit, Defra minister George Eustice has said.
Former Defra minister and veteran Exeter MP Ben Bradshaw has claimed Brexit will not happen.
Powers over farming should return from Brussels direct to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – rather than being temporarily retained in Westminster as the UK government wants, say peers.
Brexit will not just affect the British countryside in terms of agriculture – it will also bring other rural issues to a head.
Brexit has highlighted the risk that rural areas are seen solely in terms of agriculture and the environment, writes Margaret Clark.