Extension to the Countryside Stewardship deadline and new videos to help farmers improve soil health.
Environment Secretary Michael Gove reflects on key highlights at Defra, an interview with the Tree Champion in The Times, Water Industry National Environment Programme [WINEP] announcement, further coverage of the new £5.3 million boost for UK crops, announcing the start of coarse fishing season and ravens.
In today's blog we look at a new £7 million flood defence scheme which has launched on the beaches of Lincolnshire and at the extension of the Countryside Stewardship payment claim deadline.
On the blog today we discuss scrutiny of the Natural Environment and Rural Communities act, Natural England and the launch of Network Rail's new free drinking water fountain at Charing Cross Station.
Today on the blog we look at a license issued to help hen harriers, a declaration for a new bird flu prevention zone, and more coverage on EU plastic waste.
On the blog today Defra in the Budget, our response to using disposable plastic cups in the department and a new SSSI in Cornwall.
On the blog today Minister Eustice talks about the future of agriculture at the Tenant Farmers Association Conference and we highlight the launch of the Back from the Brink initiative.
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.