The NFU is campaigning to ensure that agriculture is properly valued in flood risk assessments and that rural flooding is effectively managed.
We’re also working to create a landscape that links water security to food security, with a system of abstraction that gives farmers and growers a fair share of water, particularly during times of drought.
And we're promoting our industry’s strong voluntary record in recent years on Nitrate Vulnerable Zones and the control of pesticides around water. Select a specialism below or scroll down for news from across the areas.
The NFU has responded to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs' inquiry into sustainable urban drainage systems (SuDS) and reservoirs. We have called for greater controls on new developments, irrespective of its size.
Richard Bramley farms 500 acres of grade 1 farmland in East Yorkshire near York. His land has flooded 8 times in the past 16 years. He discusses why it is so important to everyone to protect farmland from flooding.
Applicants of the Farming Recovery Fund (FRF) are reminded to continue to communicate with the Rural Payments Agency if you are unable to comply with all the conditions outlined within the grant funding agreement.