On the blog today, Environment Secretary Michael Gove announces plans to consult on a new, independent body for the environment, and confirms CCTV to be introduced in all slaughterhouses in England in 2018.
On the blog today: Environment Secretary Michael Gove announces the UK will support further restrictions on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, we highlight Natural England work to support the Bittern following stats showing their numbers are increasing, and Lord Gardiner visits the Cotswolds AONB.
Today on the blog, WHO recommendations on reducing the use of antibiotics in veterinary medicine and launching a new campaign to reduce food waste.
On the blog today we look at a flood preparedness exercise today in Stratford-upon-Avon, the future of agriculture and fisheries policy post Brexit, and a legal challenge to the UK plan to tackle roadside nitrogen dioxide emissions.
BBC's The One Show look at the quick detection and destruction of an Asian hornet nest by the National Bee Unit in Woolacombe, Devon and Minister Coffey gives evidence to the Environment Audit Committee on the work we're doing to reduce tackle waste.
On the blog today: Michael Gove announces new funding to boost farm productivity at the World Dairy Summit in Northern Ireland, and Thérèse Coffey helps launch the countdown to the London 2018 Illegal Wildlife Trade conference.
Environment Secretary on farm and food visit Today Environment Secretary Michael Gove is set to visit Shropshire and Birmingham to meet key members of the food and farming industry. This morning, he visited a ‘no-till’ farm in Shropshire to see …
Today: Defra orals, Farming statistics published, Environment Agency win gold in MIND Workplace Wellbeing Index and Tracy Brabin MP and her dog Rocky, win Westminster Dog of the Year.
Maximum litter fines increased to £150, Secretary of State highlights the state of the country’s soils in a speech to industry stakeholders, EU Glyphosate vote fails, and the Environment Agency protected over 1000 properties during Storm Brian.
Michael Gove meets US Agriculture Secretary Today, Environment Secretary Michael Gove met US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to build on the UK’s close and constructive relationship with the US. In the meeting, they spoke about the importance of maintaining our …