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In drawing together the disparate strands of social inequality, diet-related ill-health and the farming systems that underpin the food system, Henry Dimbleby’s National Food Strategy is a vast and challenging piece of work.
The sun has been shining in recent weeks, but judging by Tuesday’s announcement on a UK-Australia trade deal, it seems the light has yet to penetrate the windows of Number 10 or the Department for International Trade.
Family farmers are the backbone of our countryside, they’ve shaped our landscape over many centuries - the reason why people flock to our National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty every year, writes Liberal Democrat agriculture spokesman Tim Farron.
Picture the scene. It is the end of 2021 and there has been a no-deal Brexit, while Basic Payments have also started to reduce in line with Government plans to move towards a more environmentally-based farming support structure.
For too long, farmers and vets have had very little opportunity to take control of eradicating TB. Now, we have a plan to change things, says James Russell, British Veterinary Association (BVA) junior vice president.