BRITISH agriculture urgently needs a “rapid rebuttal” team to counter anti-farming messages pedalled by activists. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: July 25th, 2011 | Author: Johann Tasker | Comments Off
LONG-AWAITED government plans for a badger cull to combat bovine tuberculosis are the best farmers battling against the disease could have expected.
A statutory nine-week consultation is now all that stands between livestock producers and a badger cull expected to start next summer in two undisclosed pilot areas of south-west England. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: May 14th, 2011 | Author: Johann Tasker | Comments Off
EVERY time the government seems about to announce a badger cull, something crops up to make it less likely.
First it was the fiasco that saw the government abandon plans to sell off England’s publicly-owned forests. Now it is confusion about a ban on circus animals. Read the rest of this entry »