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A senior advisor to the Chancellor has said that the UK’s farming and fishing industries are “not critically important” to the country’s economy, it has been revealed.
The sole survivor of Labour’s pre-election Efra team, Luke Pollard has four major Bills plus a climate emergency on his radar. The new shadow environment secretary talks to Georgina Bailey about fisheries, his plans for a coastal renaissance and his determination to stop Brexit standards slipping.
The Agriculture Bill cannot go forward without safeguards in place to protect British standards, preventing hormone-treated beef or chlorine-washed chicken from coming in and undercutting British farmers, writes Daniel Zeichner MP.
NOAH welcomes the publication of the Agriculture Bill today and its recognition of the importance of measures to improve animal health and welfare.
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has responded to today’s introduction of the Agriculture Bill.
Farmers will be rewarded for protecting the environment and boosting access to the countryside, under plans for a post-Brexit agricultural system being introduced to Parliament on Thursday.
New legislation will affect farmers for decades to come. We need a UK-specific agricultural policy that champions environmental, animal welfare and food standards, writes Kerry McCarthy MP
Farmers are ready to rise to the climate challenge, but they can’t do it alone. We need an Agriculture Bill that provides support and certainty, writes David Drew MP
Whilst the government has said it has no intention of allowing the UK’s high standards of production to be undermined after the UK leaves the EU, it has not been clear about how this will be delivered, writes Lord Carrington.