Maximum litter fines increased to £150, Secretary of State highlights the state of the country’s soils in a speech to industry stakeholders, EU Glyphosate vote fails, and the Environment Agency protected over 1000 properties during Storm Brian.
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.
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 …