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.
Today on the blog, the laying of legislation before Parliament to ban microbeads.
Today on the blog, the Environment Agency's response to flooding in the North of England, and animal sentience.
Today on the blog, Defra in the Budget, animal sentience and the Environment Agency's response to flooding.
On the blog today Defra in the Budget, our response to using disposable plastic cups in the department and a new SSSI in Cornwall.
On the blog today we address reports that lead non-executive director Steve Holliday is expected to hand in his notice, advice for backyard flock keepers to remain vigilant for signs of bird flu, and our pledge to tackle plastic pollution.
On the blog today we cover Defra's funding to tackle poaching in Malawi, the Environment Agency's work to boost Barbel numbers and highlight the Government's TB eradication strategy.
On the blog today we cover Lord Gardiner's visit to the London Vet Show, higher BPS payments for farmers, and the National Audit Office's report into air quality.
Water supply safeguarding measures for England & Wales Today the UK Government has laid before Parliament a water protocol for England and Wales which will safeguard water resources, water supply and water quality for consumers on both sides of the …
On the blog today Minister Eustice talks about the future of agriculture at the Tenant Farmers Association Conference and we highlight the launch of the Back from the Brink initiative.
On the blog today, we outline the ways we are tackling food waste in the UK and confirm our commitment to cracking down on illegal puppy smuggling and to driving high animal welfare standards.