Following the consultation it initiated in 2015, Defra has released its conclusions on farming rules for water. Click here for a press notice, policy paper and overview of the rules. Defra’s documents outline the new rules and say that in essence: the rules cover both management of fertilisers and manure and management of soils; in […]

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According to new analysis, natural water management schemes could be an important new source of profit for upland farms post-Brexit, and protect vulnerable communities from flooding. England’s struggling upland livestock farmers could earn over £15,000 profit a year by entering into private water management contracts with businesses and organisations in areas susceptible to flooding, according […]

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The Environmental Policy Forum has warned the EU Withdrawal Bill is “inadequate” to deliver Environment Secretary Michael Gove’s vision of a “green Brexit”. However, unencumbered by the views of experts, it is reported that Defra Secretary of State Michael Gove, in a recent visit to the West Country, will ensure that the “lion’s share” of […]

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