Continued drastic declines in bird species reliant on farmland habitat have led conservationists to demand assurances that Defra will prioritise subsidy spending on measures that support wildlife.
Attempts to reduce food losses and waste, which account for one third of food produced for human consumption, have received a boost through a new online platform.
Research agency FERA said that the controversial new report shows that more integrated approaches to growing and protecting crops are now necessary.
With the return of colder weather, and snows falling in some parts of the country, the Met Office has relaunched its 'Get Ready for Winter' resource.
The latest grocery share figures show that like-for-like prices have declined by 0.2%, pushing the grocery market into deflation.