Today's blog looks at the success of the 5p plastic bag charge as the Environment Secretary reveals bag sales are down by 90% since it the charge was introduced. Furthermore, the Rural Payments Agency confirms that overdue agri-environment claims have been fully paid, we provide clarification on government reconsideration of metaldehyde ban and National Parks Minister, Lord Garner, visits New Forest Show.
Minister for Biosecurity, Lord Gardiner, and the UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer, Christine Middlemiss, host a One Health Science reception at the British Embassy in Paris.
Today Lord Gardiner visited Taylors Bulbs’ Daffodil Day event in Holbeach, Lincolnshire, which was co-hosted by the Royal Horticultural Society.
A new Statutory Instrument introduced in Parliament to tighten measures around the import of olive trees and our rebuttal to the Guardian's article on air pollution.
Lord Gardiner at Rural Housing Week and the Environment Agency's fish rescue on the River Teme on our afternoon blog today.
In today's blog post we update on the new call for evidence on third party puppy sales ban and discuss method of slaughter meat labelling.
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.
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.
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.