Let’s make environmental commitments a reality through new farm support system

On Thursday 14th March, our Outdoors and Natural Resources Director, Patrick Begg, spoke at the Westminster Forum on Food Nutrition. Below is what he had to say on making the Governments’ environmental commitments a reality. Today I spoke at the Westminster Forum on Food Nutrition on what we’ll need for Government environmental promises to become…

Our reaction to Government’s response to committee report on future flood prevention

Today the Government published their response to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee’s report on future flood prevention.  We gave written evidence to the committee’s inquiry last year, welcoming the committee’s report published in November.  In this blog, our Rural Enterprises Director, Patrick Begg, gives our reaction to the Government’s response. “Farming that helps…

An integrated and sustainable approach for farming

With Defra currently developing their 25 year plans for food and farming, and the environment, Marcus Gilleard, Senior External Affairs Adviser, outlines why we need to put nature back on the agenda and rethink what land is for. Farmers would be the first to say they need good quality soil, clean water and lots of…