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…

Initial thoughts on Defra’s vision for future farming policy

Following the launch this week of Defra’s consultation on future farming policy, our Senior Policy Programme Manager, Marcus Gilleard, shares our views on the Government’s vision, how that impacts the National Trust, and work we’re doing to contribute to the debate. Following hot on the heels of Michael Gove’s Oxford Farming Speech and release of…

A manifesto for a Greener UK

Today the Greener UK coalition launches it’s manifesto, calling on the UK government to restore and enhance the environment as part of its plans for leaving the European Union.  The coalition are united in the belief that now is a pivotal time for the UK to secure a healthy and thriving natural environment for this,…