Tag: Caroline Spelman (page 1 of 2)

Counting the cost of cancelled Suffolk Show

see url

follow url CANCELLING the second day of the Suffolk Show was the only sensible option in the face of gale force winds – but abandoning it still comes as a hefty blow. Continue reading

Food for thought – Spelman’s speech at Oxford

A wordcloud highlights the patriotic farmer-friendly tone of Defra secretary Caroline Spelman’s speech to this year’s Oxford Farming Conference. Continue reading

A quiet Oxford life for Caroline Spelman?

DEFRA secretary Caroline Spelman will have a lower profile at this week’s Oxford Farming Conference following her 2011 call for the abolition of farm subsidies. Continue reading

Behind the scenes – interview with DEFRA secretary Caroline Spelman










A ONE-TO-ONE interview with a government minister is rarely a relaxing experience for journalist or politician. Continue reading

DEFRA officials should work on farms

Sign - Department for Environment, Food & Rural AffairsHow many DEFRA civil servants have worked on a farm?

Not enough, say MPs, who want more government officials to get out from behind their desks and get their boots dirty. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

Older posts

© 2018 Johann Tasker

Theme by Anders NorenUp ↑