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  1. GOV.UK RSS

    Minister Pow discusses storm overflows with Professor Hammond

    Minister Pow discusses storm overflows with Professor Hammond Written by Defra Press Office Yesterday Environment Minister Rebecca Pow met Professor Hammond, former professor at University College London and visiting scientist at the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology until December last...
  2. GOV.UK RSS

    CCC Independent Assessment of UK Climate Risk

    CCC Independent Assessment of UK Climate Risk Written by Defra Press Office There’s been extensive coverage of the Climate Change Committee’s Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA3) report out today, which suggests the nation’s efforts to adapt to climate change is not keeping pace with the...
  3. Defra Farming

    The Future Farming Resilience Fund: an update

    The Future Farming Resilience Fund: an update Written by Andrew Powley In March, I blogged about the Future Farming Resilience Fund (FFRF). The FFRF provides business support to farmers and land managers to help them navigate the changes that are happening during the agricultural transition...
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    Grove just answer the question

    Just seen Grove on the news,clearly not answering the questions asked over uk standards / Australian standards.Someone tell me who is going to buy our beef ,considering uk buyers play foot and loose over pricing.It’s no good to keep saying uk is the best and our standards are high while allowing...
  5. Agriland RSS

    UK sheep production for May declines by 7%

    Written by Michael Geary UK sheep production saw a decline of 7% on the year, to 19,100t for the month of May, the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) reported. The data, collected by Defra, shows that there was a decline in both lamb and adult sheep slaughtered. For the...
  6. jackrussell101

    Swiss ask their general public to vote on pesticide referendum

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-57457384
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    End of the Road for Small Livestock Farms?

    I buy store cattle off some small local farms and always try to help them out with bull hire or dehorning and TB testing. Yesterday when I went to see some yearlings on one of these farms that is only around 50 acres of old established permanent grass and a reasonable shed, the owners said that...
  8. GOV.UK RSS

    UK and EU conclude agreement on catch levels for 2021

    UK and EU conclude agreement on catch levels for 2021 Written by Defra Press Office There is positive coverage today following our announcement that we have concluded annual fisheries negotiations with the EU. The announcement has been covered by City AM and The Express. The total value of...
  9. Agriland RSS

    UFU calls for clarity on autumn cereal seed availability

    Written by Richard Halleron Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) deputy president, William Irvine, alongside industry representatives from Fane Valley, Agrii and DBS Farm Supplies, are seeking clarity on autumn cereal seed availability and movement from Great Britain (GB) into Northern Ireland (NI)...
  10. stroller

    Buy some lube and brace yourselves, we're all going to be fudged by red tractor

    Thank you nfu, you've trussed agriculture up like a Christmas turkey, enjoy your 30 pieces of silver.
  11. Agriland RSS

    Measures to deal with livestock worrying ‘could go further’ – NSA

    Written by William Kellett The National Sheep Association (NSA) has said that they welcome any measures that will give strength to legislation on livestock worrying by dogs. However, the sheep farming association believes that strengthening police powers to seize dogs should have been further...
  12. Bald Rick

    "Waddling inside ... to be squeezed dry"

    "... the milking cows in the field next door must waddle inside each night to be squeezed dry." So runs a sentence in an opinion piece by Alice Thomson in yesterday's Times, buried in an article that was challenging the governments agenda by prioritising bills to protect pets (The Animal...
  13. Farm Business RSS

    BMPA urges UK and EU to ‘grow up’ and find compromise over ‘sausage wars’

    Written by Alistair Driver The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) has warned that consumers will be the big losers, if the so-called ‘sausage war’ between the UK and the EU is not sensibly resolved. As the GB-NI sausage trade found itself of the centre of a huge political row that...
  14. GOV.UK RSS

    Coverage of the England Woodland Creation Offer

    Coverage of the England Woodland Creation Offer Written by Defra Press Office There is widespread positive coverage of the Forestry Commission’s proactive announcement of the England Woodland Creation Offer – a new multimillion tree planting grant scheme which provides greater financial...
  15. GOV.UK RSS

    Government marks World Ocean Day with marine commitments

    Government marks World Ocean Day with marine commitments Written by Defra Press Office To mark World Ocean Day, today (8th June 2021), the UK government has set out its marine commitments as it advances its role as a global leader in marine protection both domestically and internationally...
  16. CPM RSS

    Crackdown on livestock worrying in England and Wales

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham New measures to crack down on livestock worrying have been introduced in England and Wales this week through the Kept Animals Bill. Charlotte Cunningham reports. According to Defra, improved powers will enable the police to respond to livestock worrying incidents...
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    England Woodland Creation Offer from the Forestry Commission

    Funding for trees and natural regeneration of woodland. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/england-woodland-creation-offer
  18. CPM RSS

    Events Showcase – A sustainable agenda

    Written by cpm Download PDF With a jam-packed schedule planned over the two days, CPM takes a look at some key themes of the seminar programme ahead of this year’s Cereals Event. We have some of the top researchers, scientists and farmers coming together. By Charlotte Cunningham Rarely a day...
  19. GOV.UK RSS

    New Animal Welfare Bill launched to protect pets, livestock and wild animals

    New Animal Welfare Bill launched to protect pets, livestock and wild animals Written by Defra Press Office There is positive coverage today following the launch of our Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill to improve welfare standards across Great Britain. The story was covered by the Mirror...
  20. GOV.UK RSS

    Public urged to Plant For Our Planet and £8m announced for international conservation projects

    Public urged to Plant For Our Planet and £8m announced for international conservation projects Written by Defra Press Office There is widespread positive coverage of the Government’s ‘Plant for Our Planet’ campaign launched on World Environment Day (Saturday 5 June). The campaign is aimed at...
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