A wordcloud highlights the patriotic farmer-friendly tone of Defra secretary Caroline Spelman’s speech to this year’s Oxford Farming Conference. Continue reading
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
A ONE-TO-ONE interview with a government minister is rarely a relaxing experience for journalist or politician. Continue reading
Not enough, say MPs, who want more government officials to get out from behind their desks and get their boots dirty. Continue reading
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