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.
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 …