In today’s blog, the Environment Secretary clarifies his comments made on the Andrew Marr Show at the weekend.
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There is coverage this morning of the Agriculture Bill passing into law yesterday to become the Agriculture Act 2020
There was widespread coverage this morning following a decision from the UK’s Chief Vet yesterday to declare an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone across the whole of England.
There is coverage in today’s Daily Telegraph, Times, and BusinessGreen reporting on the National Audit Office’s (NAO) report suggesting that government will need to go further to achieve commitments made in its 25 Year Environment Plan (25YEP).
In today’s blog we look at coverage of the Government’s new law which will make it illegal for larger businesses to use products unless they comply with local laws to protect natural areas.
There is coverage in today’s Times, Daily Telegraph and BBC Radio 4 Farming Today, reporting on the launch of the Nature Recovery Network (NRN) Delivery Partnership which was kicked off today at a virtual Natural England event.
This morning there is coverage on the front page of the Yorkshire Post and BBC News of our announcement of the recommendations of an independent review of flood insurance, commissioned by the government following flooding in South Yorkshire last winter.
A consultation on reducing ammonia emissions from the use of solid urea fertilisers has opened today.
Avian influenza of the H5N2 strain was first confirmed in a small commercial premises in Kent where a 1km Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza LPAI Restricted zone has been put in place and all 480 birds on site will be humanely culled to limit the spread of the disease.
Environment Secretary George Eustice and International Trade Secretary Liz Truss have confirmed that the Trade and Agriculture Commission will be put on a statutory footing going forward.
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