Behind the scenes – interview with DEFRA secretary Caroline Spelman

Posted: September 30th, 2011 | Author: | 1 Comment »

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A ONE-TO-ONE interview with a government minister is rarely a relaxing experience for journalist or politician. Read the rest of this entry »


Badger Cull Petition League Table

Posted: August 19th, 2011 | Author: | 1 Comment »

THERE are now at least 27 online petitions against government plans for a badger cull to combat bovine tuberculosis. Read the rest of this entry »


Wanted: Team of farming ‘myth-busters’

Posted: August 17th, 2011 | Author: | 2 Comments »

BRITISH agriculture urgently needs a “rapid rebuttal” team to counter anti-farming messages pedalled by activists. Read the rest of this entry »


Cull decision ‘best for farmers’

Posted: July 25th, 2011 | Author: | Comments Off on Cull decision ‘best for farmers’

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 »


Election setback for badger cull plan

Posted: May 6th, 2011 | Author: | Comments Off on Election setback for badger cull plan

PROSPECTS for a badger cull to combat bovine tuberculosis in Wales could be left hanging by a thread following the Welsh Assembly elections. Read the rest of this entry »