Mr News Editor, Mr Chief Reporter and I went into London on Tuesday to have lunch with DEFRA farm minister Jim Paice. We were meeting him ahead of his official announcement about the possibility of allowing farmers to cull badgers to help combat bovine tuberculosis. The idea was we’d get the low-down on the consultation [...]
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Oh dear, things aren’t looking so good for DEFRA secretary Caroline Spelman – and she hasn’t even been in the job a week. There were rumblings of discontent at the weekend over possible conflicts of interest between Cazza’s new post and her links to food and bio-tech lobbying company Spelman, Cormack and Associates, which she [...]
The Rural Payments Agency has been featuring more than usual in the pages of Farmers Weekly over the last few weeks thanks, once again, to its disastrous handling of the single farm payment (farm subsidies, for those outside the EU) and mapping updates. I find writing about the RPA is the only time us FW [...]