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Monday 4 December: ‘Blue Belt’ extended to protect rare seabirds and Chief Vet’s comments on different poultry systems

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On the blog today we look at the ‘Blue Belt’ being extended to protect rare seabirds and the Chief Vet’s comments on different poultry systems.

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 …

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 …

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 …