There has been extensive coverage of our announcement of plans for the agricultural transition period on the front pages of the Times, the Telegraph and the Guardian this morning. This has also been reported in the Independent, Daily Mail, Daily Express, the I, Western Daily Press, Western Morning News, Yorkshire Post, Farmers Guardian, Farmers Weekly, Horticulture Week, the Northern Farmer, and Agriland.
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National Tree Week has kicked off this year with positive coverage in the Daily Mail encouraging readers to plant a tree. Now it its 45th year, the event kicks off winter tree-planting season, the best time to plant young trees.
This morning, there is coverage of a report by the National Audit Office into Defra and the Environment Agency’s work to manage flood risk across England. The report points out that the proportion of flood funding going to deprived areas …
Following yesterday’s (25 November) Spending Review, titles such as The Scotsman, Nation Cymru, The Pig Site and Financial Times have reported on concerns over continued funding to protect and maintain the current budgets of our farmers.
There is coverage including in the Guardian and ITV online of an investigation including by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism and Greenpeace reporting deforestation is happening in Brazil to make way for soybeans grown for chicken feed.
There has been coverage in the Times and the Independent of the latest Forestry Commission data showing that tree planting with government support in England has fallen this year.
Environment Secretary George Eustice has set out the next steps in establishing a new world-leading independent environmental watchdog. Writing to the chairs of the parliamentary Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) and the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (EFRA), he explained …
The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) 2020 fishery management negotiations are currently taking place by correspondence.
A report from WWF in partnership with Sky Ocean Rescue looks at the number of seabirds and marine animals unintentionally caught as bycatch in commercial fishing, and calls for the government to introduce cameras on UK fishing vessels.
Yesterday (17 November), the government extended a protected site in the Isles of Scilly, offering greater protections to some of our rarest seabirds. The announcement received coverage on a number of local outlets including Pirate FM, In Your Area and BBC Online (Devon & Cornwall).
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