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…

Committee passes verdict on Agriculture Bill: our reaction

Today the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has released its report on the Scrutiny of the Agriculture Bill. Here’s an outline of our views on some of the key recommendations from the Committee. Our Outdoors and Natural Resources Director, Patrick Begg, has already commented on the report, saying: “The Committee is right that, above all else,…

Politicians turn out in force to support farming for nature

Last night over 50 politicians joined more than 35 farmers and representatives from over 20 NGOs to celebrate sustainable farming across the UK at a farmers’ market held in Parliament.  With the Agriculture Bill expected in the House of Commons this month, there was no better time to demonstrate the growing cross-sector consensus on the…