Today on the blog, the laying of legislation before Parliament to ban microbeads.
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: 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.
On the blog today we address media stories on tree planting rates, a new survey showing support for deposit return schemes to address plastic waste, and bovine TB testing.
On the blog today - statistics on marine litter are in the news; we look at government action to address this problem. Plus the Environment Secretary announces a review, led by Major General Tim Cross, into multi-agency flood plans.
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.
On the blog today: The T-charge begins in London, the Chief Vet issues a reminder to farmers to be on their guard after cattle with Bluetongue virus are stopped from entering the UK by APHA, and the BBC cover global efforts to address the illegal ivory trade.
On the blog today we cover new powers to protect the UK from tree diseases secured from the EU Commission, controls on dog breeding to protect animal welfare, and the work of the Environment Agency as Strom Brian swept through.