Forestry Minister David Rutley has today planted the first government-funded tree of the Northern Forest alongside the Woodland Trust, Community Forest Trust, Tree Champion Sir William Worsley and students from St Andrew’s CE Primary School in Radcliffe.
Today on the blog, coverage of the Prime Minister's announcement on funding for the new ‘Northern Forest’, a written ministerial statement on government action on waste imports, as well as discussion on banning circus animals and finally, a look at flood prevention.
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.
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 …