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,…

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…

Preserving and enhancing natural capital post-Brexit

Patrick Begg, our Outdoors and Natural Resources Director is discussing next steps for UK agriculture policy at the Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum Keynote Seminar today. Patrick gave a speech on the benefits of a natural capital approach – you can find his entire speech below. Good morning.  I want to spend a few minutes…

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…