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Friday 27 October: Environment Secretary on visit to chocolate factory, antibiotics in animals, bottle return scheme consultation extended

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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 …

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 …