Agriculture Bill – National Trust response

The UK Government has today published its Agriculture Bill, setting out how the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy will be replaced by a new Environmental Land Management System after Brexit. Responding to the Bill, Patrick Begg (Outdoors and Natural Resources Director for the National Trust) said: “This Bill is a vital step in the right direction…

Innovating farming with the Small Robot Company

Today we’re at Countryfile Live, along with hundreds of other farmers, land managers and conservation organisations who all share our vision for a healthy, beautiful and productive natural environment. Along with the Nature Friendly Farming Network, that we’re a member of, the Small Robot Company will join us in the National Trust area.  Here, we…

£10 million project to bring UK rivers back to life as we urge Government to “act now” on Green Brexit promises

Five of the UK’s most precious rivers will be revived in the latest of a series of major National Trust projects providing much-needed support to the British countryside during ongoing Brexit uncertainty. Today our Director-General, Hilary McGrady, will launch the Riverlands programme at Countryfile Live and urge Government to “act now” on its Green Brexit…

Farming with nature – a farmer’s perspective

A couple of weeks ago farmer David Corrie-Close wowed an audience of politicians, fellow farmers and NGOs with the inspirational story of his and his wife Bekka’s commitment to farming with nature. Here David shares more about their experiences. When I was asked to speak at the Farmers’ Market event at Westminster in June, I…