Media coverage

Here are links to some articles featuring the Landworkers’ Alliance. If you spot more let us know.

August 2016

Farming – http://www.farming.co.uk/news/article/12736

Farming UK – http://www.farminguk.com/News/Landworkers-Alliance-announces-eight-recommendations-for-post-Brexit-farming_42697.html

July 2016

Smallholder – http://www.smallholder.co.uk/news/14593738.Landworkers____Alliance_demand_recognition_for_small_farms_in_post_Brexit_policies/?ref=mrb&lp=1

June 2016

The Herald – http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/recognition-for-small-family-farms/story-29448198-detail/story.html

May 2016 – Do smallholders get a fair deal?

County smallholding – http://www.countrysmallholding.com/land/do_smallholders_get_a_fair_deal_1_4527732

April 2016 – Stop the county farm sell off – Public Land for Public Good

Farmers Guardian: https://www.fginsight.com/news/plight-of-county-farms-sell-off-highlighted-in-lwa-demonstration-11530

Farmers Weekly: http://www.fwi.co.uk/news/land-workers-protest-in-london-at-council-farm-sell-offs.htm

Tenant farmers Association: https://www.tfa.org.uk/speech-by-george-dunn-tfa-chief-executive-for-landworkers-alliance-protest-public-land-for-public-good-17-april-2016/

Scottish Farmer: http://www.thescottishfarmer.co.uk/article/landworkers-protest-public-farms-sell

Hereford Voice: http://www.herefordvoice.co.uk/topic/1984-hc-farms/page-7

Farming Online: http://www.farming.co.uk/news/article/12386

Farming UK: http://www.farminguk.com/News/Landworkers-Alliance-hang-huge-banner-over-the-Treasury-in-protest-of-farmland-privatization_39426.html

La Via Campesina: http://viacampesina.org/en/index.php/actions-and-events-mainmenu-26/17-april–day-of-peasants-struggle-mainmenu-33/2035-public-land-for-public-good
We resist.org: https://weresist.org/2016/04/19/landworkers-protest-at-public-farms-sell-off/

March 2016 – Landworkers’ Alliance joins the ‘Farming to London’ march

Farming UK – http://www.farminguk.com/News/Landworkers-Alliance-announce-support-for-Farming-to-London-protest-this-month_39072.html

Farmer’s Guardian – https://www.fginsight.com/news/news/landworkers-alliance-blasts-conservative-policies-as-it-announces-support-for-ffa-march-10841

Feb 2016 – Why family farms must be protected

Sustainable Food Trust – http://sustainablefoodtrust.org/articles/family-farms-protected/

Feb 2016 – Micro Dairy conference

Farming UK – http://www.farminguk.com/news/Micro-Dairy-conference-shows-good-incomes-possible-from-small-herds-and-direct-sales_38837.html

Jan 2016 – Launch on ‘Equality in the Countryside’ manifesto

The Guardian – http://www.theguardian.com/environment/blog/2016/jan/07/organic-small-scale-alternative-vision-for-future-farming?CMP=share_btn_fb

Farmers Guardian – https://www.fginsight.com/news/new-rural-manifesto-will-challenge-elitism-in-countryside-policy-8974

Farming UK – http://www.farminguk.com/news/Green-MEP-welcomes-new-Rural-Manifesto_38213.html

The Ecologist – http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2986795/equality_in_the_countryside.html

Via Campesina – http://viacampesina.org/en/index.php/main-issues-mainmenu-27/human-rights-mainmenu-40/peasants-right-resources/1952-landworker-s-alliance-and-the-land-magazine-launch-rural-manifesto

Low Impact – http://www.lowimpact.org/live-from-the-real-farming-conference-equality-in-the-countryside-a-rural-manifesto/

Blackmore Vale – http://www.blackmorevale.co.uk/Green-Voice-Europe-manifesto-tackle-rural/story-28485226-detail/story.html

Jan 2016 – Market regulation not free trade in the dairy sector

Farming UK – http://www.farminguk.com/News/-Market-regulation-not-free-trade-Dairy-farmers-from-India-and-UK-discuss-solutions-to-the-dairy-crisis_38227.html

May 2015 – Farm Hack UK

BBC Radio 4 – ‘on your farm’: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05v6gjd

May 2015- farming manifestos fail to address core issues:

Via Campeinsa – http://viacampesina.org/en/index.php/main-issues-mainmenu-27/food-sovereignty-and-trade-mainmenu-38/1805-the-landworkers-alliance-farming-manifestos-fail-to-address-core-issues

May 2015 – Small scale farm productivity

BBC Radio 4 – Farming Today: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05stlzq

April 2015 – Our campaign requests

BBC Radio 4 – Farming Today: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05stlzq

BBC radio 4 – The Listeners Election on countryside and farming issues: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05sjs33#auto

April 2015 – Reclaim Our Food System demonstration at British Sugar Factory

The Grocer: http://www.thegrocer.co.uk/buying-and-supplying/sourcing/british-sugar-protested-by-landworkers-alliance/517655.article

British Baker: http://www.bakeryinfo.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/14224/Farmers_92_alliance_to_stage_British_Sugar_protest.html

Bury Free Press: http://www.buryfreepress.co.uk/news/local/latest-news/small-farmers-group-protests-outside-bury-s-british-sugar-factory-1-6715655

Farmers Weekly: http://www.fwi.co.uk/news/small-farmers-target-british-sugar-demanding-fair-deal.htm

East anglian daily times: http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/protesters_march_on_british_sugar_factory_1_4056394

Farming Online: http://www.farming.co.uk/news/article/11248

Bury Mercury: http://www.burymercury.co.uk/topic/Archant/agriculture-2.243

Portsmouth news: http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/local/updated-small-farmers-group-protests-outside-bury-s-british-sugar-factory-1-6715655

BBC Suffolk: http://www.bbc.com/news/live/uk-england-suffolk-32418071

Coastal Scene: http://www.coastalscene24.co.uk/home/jobs

March 2015 – small-farm union to protest subsidy regime

Farming online: http://www.farming.co.uk/news/article/11168

 March 2015 -A matter of scale – research into small-farm productivity

Farming online: http://www.farming.co.uk/news/article/11168

February 2015 – ‘Farm Hack’ comes to the UK

Permaculture Magazine: http://www.permaculture.co.uk/news/0202156000/farmhack-comes-uk

Seed Saving: a lost skill

Ethical Consumer Magazine: 1st page & 2nd page 

January 2015 – Seed legislation

The Ecologist: http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2733391/the_seed_saving_rebellion_is_growing_and_banging_at_the_commissions_door.html

January 2015 – “Feeding the Future” Policy document

Farmers Guardian: https://www.fginsight.com/news/news/disillusioned-farmers-urged-to-join-landworkers-alliance150115-1365

Arc2020: http://www.arc2020.eu/front/2015/01/arguing-the-case-for-family-farming-in-the-uk/

The Stackyard: http://www.stackyard.com/news/2015/01/business/06_oxford_farming_conference.html

The Journal: http://www.thejournal.co.uk/business/business-news/report-questions-competitiveness-uk-farming-8414641

Farming online: http://www.farming.co.uk/news/article/10797

January 2015 – Farmers join to save the seeds that feed us

The Ecologist: http://www.theecologist.org/campaigning/2702693/farmers_join_to_save_the_seeds_that_feed_us.html

November 2014 – Criticism of NFU lobbying:

Farming Online: http://www.farming.co.uk/news/article/10697

October 2014 – Milk price blockades:

Farming UK http://www.farminguk.com/News/Ministers-to-meet-dairy-representatives-after-milk-price-crash_31135.html

Farming UK http://www.farminguk.com/News/NFU-urges-retailers-over-falling-milk-prices_31144.html

October 16th 2014 World Food Day – Food Sovereignty Football outside Parliament:

Farming Monthly – http://www.farmingmonthly.co.uk/news/9246-world-food-day-family-farmers-protest-football-outside-parliament/

The Ecologist: http://www.theecologist.org/campaigning/2599256/the_future_of_family_farming_is_in_our_hands.html

The Scottish Farmer: http://www.thescottishfarmer.co.uk/news/14365289.Family_farmers_cry_foul_for_World_Food_Day/

October 2014 – launch of south west seed savers cooperative:

Scottish Farmer: http://www.thescottishfarmer.co.uk/news/seed-saver-initiative.25736471

April 17th 2014  – Small-scale producers are feeding the future –  Demonstration outside Defra:

BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-27066707

Farmers Weekly http://www.fwi.co.uk/articles/14/04/2014/144145/smallholders-to-protest-against-defra-and-nfu.htm

Farmers Guardian http://www.farmersguardian.com/home/latest-news/new-small-scale-farming-union-in-defra-protest/63779.article

Ecologist http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2364508/small_scale_farmers_are_feeding_our_future.html

western morning news http://www.westernmorningnews.co.uk/Whitehall-protest-small-farm-lobby/story-20979770-detail/story.html

mid-devon gazette http://www.middevongazette.co.uk/Whitehall-protest-small-farm-lobby/story-20977521-detail/story.html

Farming online http://www.farming.co.uk/news/article/9783?utm_source=AF&utm_medium=site&utm_campaign=RSS

Country smallholding http://www.countrysmallholding.com/news-smallholders-in-defra-demo–258446

Indie Farmer http://www.indiefarmer.com/stories/small-farmers-union-defra-protest/

July 2014 – Owen Paterson Sacking:

Farming UK http://www.farminguk.com/news/Reaction-Owen-Paterson-s-sacking_30437.html

ARC2020 http://www.arc2020.eu/front/2014/07/uk-cabinet-reshuffle-kicks-paterson-into-touch/

July 12th 2014 – Protest against the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership:

Farmers Weekly http://www.fwi.co.uk/articles/10/07/2014/145480/protest-against-eu-us-trade-deal-planned.htm

Farming UK http://www.farminguk.com/News/Farmers-to-protest-threatening-US-EU-trade-deal_30392.html

Farming online http://www.farming.co.uk/news/article/10141

ARC2020 http://www.arc2020.eu/front/2013/07/uk-landworkers-alliance-speaks-out-on-us-trade-talks/

Foot print http://www.foodservicefootprint.com/news/free-trade-deal-threatens-uk-food-security-according-landworkers-alliance

Blue and Green http://blueandgreentomorrow.com/2014/07/09/eu-us-trade-deal-will-force-farmers-out-of-business-say-producers/

Thousands protest against EU-US trade deal across the UK

Home farmer http://homefarmer.co.uk/the-landworkers-alliance/

Country Smallholding: http://www.countrysmallholding.com/land/growing/trade_deal_a_threat_to_growers_1_3681171

June 2014 – fields and farms are all up for sale:

Guardian Letter ‘fields and farms are all up for sale’: http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/jun/27/fields-farms-up-for-sale

November 2013 – Genetic Modification

Guardian Letter ‘ the golden goose of gm rise’: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/nov/03/golden-goose-rice-gm

June 2013 – double page spread in the observer about LWA:

Guardian ‘ Britain’s new peasants down on the farm’: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/jun/16/peasants-revolt-to-change-food-production