A lack of training, access and opportunity is barring urban horticulturists from becoming commercial growers, a House of Lords committee has been told
Farmers will benefit from a new support package that has been designed to strengthen food security and grow the economy, the Government has pledged.
The Government has confirmed it will not be developing a dedicated horticulture strategy, despite repeated calls for the industry to do so.
A Leading horticulture body has hit out at supermarkets saying that retailers’ failure to back British growers over the winter has led directly to empty shelves and rationing.
Industry bodies have welcomed an announcement from Government that 45,000 seasonal workers will be allowed into the UK for the 2023 growing season.
The NFU is calling for urgent clarity on the future of the Seasonal Workers Scheme, amid claims the industry’s future rests ‘on a knife edge’.
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