The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has announced it will begin making BPS payments to farmers from 1st December.
Long used by cottage gardeners in Britain, and forest gardeners and rice producers in Asia, recent trials suggest an innovative, green technique could be harnessed at field level to improve production of arable crops.
The farming minister has announced that the government will not be introducing a ban on beak trimming in the poultry sector next year.
Vets have welcomed news that Defra will preserve spending on research and animal health, but note that welfare spending has been absent from the department’s announcements on the spending review.
The Chancellor has published the results of the spending review for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) budget over the course of this parliament