Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 9°C

Search

UK: CAP deal ‘a missed opportunity’ says NFU president Peter Kendall

PUBLISHED: 16:00 11 January 2014

National Farmers' Union president Peter Kendall addresses the Oxford Farming Conference

National Farmers' Union president Peter Kendall addresses the Oxford Farming Conference

Archant

Outgoing National Farmers’ Union president Peter Kendall hit out Common Agricultural Policy reform at this week’s Oxford Farming Conference.

He described the deal as “a huge missed opportunity to correct the mistakes of 2003” and make CAP more common, and farming more productive, globally competitive and more market-oriented.

He criticised the introduction of “populist” elements such as greening and capping, and said it was “a profoundly wrong direction”.

0 comments

A critical care nurse is to take on her first ever open-water swimming challenge in memory of her best friend who she lost to meningitis.

Could you open your home to one of these cats and dogs all looking for new homes?

Firefighters were called to tackle a fire started in some reeds in park space off Whitland Close, near Stoke Park Drive, Ipswich, this morning.

An army of volunteers is needed to help say ‘Thank You’ to the armed forces – past and present – at a major event this summer.

A special two-day exhibition held earlier this month celebrated more than a century of Rushmere Heath’s history.

Motorists travelling in Suffolk and Essex during the coming week are being advised of a number of planned roadworks, which may cause disruption to journeys.

If you take a walk around Suffolk’s county town you cannot fail to notice some of the public artwork on display.

Most read

Eating Out in the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Eating Out
supplement

View

Visit the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Visit the Broads
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24