Making public goods pay – new research shows that £3 billion minimum is needed for nature friendly farming

Today, alongside the RSPB, and The Wildlife Trusts – we have published landmark independent research on future agriculture policy – Paying for Public Goods from Environmental Land Management. This research suggests that at least £2.9 billion is needed to support farmers and land managers to play their part in helping to meet existing UK commitments…

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,…