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Friday 20 October: Next generation farmers, pollution, Storm Brian, forestry research

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Environment Secretary meets the next generation of farmers Yesterday the Environment Secretary met with members of the National Farmers Union’s Next Generation Forum to discuss their hopes and aspirations for agriculture outside the EU. Following the meeting, forum chairman, Richard …

Wednesday 18 October: Agri-tech, UK Withdrawal bill, Air quality

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World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit Yesterday the Farming Minister George Eustice spoke at the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit. He addressed the opportunities leaving the EU brings - the opportunity to design a new agricultural policy from first principles, fusing together traditional …

Tuesday 17 October: Farming, Storm Ophelia, Puppy farms and G7 Agriculture

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 Farming after Brexit There has been coverage this week of comments by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling about the potential for increased farm productivity outside the EU. These comments were widely picked up across national media, including the Daily Mail, Daily …

Monday 16 October 2017: Storm Ophelia preparations, ivory trade, river quality

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Environment Agency readies communities for possible flooding linked to Hurricane Ophelia As remnants of Hurricane Ophelia head towards the UK, Environment Agency officers have been working with partners to prepare for possible coastal flood impacts. Recent flood forecasts suggest that …