George Eustice

Regulatory changes to use of urea fertiliser to be delayed

Regulatory changes to use of urea fertiliser to be delayed

Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, George Eustice, has announced that changes to the use of urea fertiliser...

March 30, 2022

Poots calls on UK gov to help farmers

Poots calls on UK gov to help farmers

Northern Ireland Minister for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Edwin Poots, has called on George Eustice, UK Secretary of State...

March 22, 2022

Eustice sets out Animal Health and Welfare Pathway plans

Eustice sets out Animal Health and Welfare Pathway plans

Environment Secretary George Eustice set out his plans for the Animal Health and Welfare Pathway at the National Farmers’ Union...

February 22, 2022

Change will be needed to meet climate ambitions – Eustice

Change will be needed to meet climate ambitions – Eustice

On the opening day of the Oxford Farming Conference, agricultural ministers from England, Northern Ireland and Wales shared their different...

January 7, 2022

Government unveils plans to restore 300,000ha of habitat across England

Government unveils plans to restore 300,000ha of habitat across England

The government has unveiled the next stages of its plan to reward farmers and landowners for actions which benefit the...

January 6, 2022

Poots addresses important issues facing NI agri-food industry with Eustice

Poots addresses important issues facing NI agri-food industry with Eustice

Northern Ireland (NI) Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots has met with Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, George...

December 13, 2021

Sustainable Farming Incentive: 2022 rates revealed

Sustainable Farming Incentive: 2022 rates revealed

Rates for the 2022 Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) scheme have been revealed by Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs George...

December 2, 2021

Proposal to ban single-use plastic set out by Environment Minister

Proposal to ban single-use plastic set out by Environment Minister

Polluting plastics which harm landscapes and wildlife could be banned in England, Environment Secretary George Eustice set out today (November...

November 20, 2021

Over 54,000 sign letter to protect Britain’s food production

Over 54,000 sign letter to protect Britain’s food production

Over 54,000 people have signed a letter addressed Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) Secretary of State George Eustice, to...

October 1, 2021

Farmers set to earn up to £70/ha for actions taken to improve soil health

Farmers set to earn up to £70/ha for actions taken to improve soil health

Farmers will be able to earn up to £70/ha for actions to improve the health of their soil and livestock...

June 30, 2021

Eustice shares further information on funding split for future farming schemes

Eustice shares further information on funding split for future farming schemes

Environment Secretary, George Eustice, confirmed an even-split of funding between the future farming schemes from 2028. The government’s new Sustainable...

June 25, 2021

Eustice sets out plans to build back greener from the pandemic

Eustice sets out plans to build back greener from the pandemic

Plans to boost biodiversity, protect peatlands and create new woodlands were set out today (May 18) by the Environment Secretary,...

May 18, 2021

Eustice plans to treble tree planting rates

Eustice plans to treble tree planting rates

Plans to treble tree planting rates over the course of this Parliament will be set out by the Environment Secretary...

May 17, 2021

FUW stresses need for agricultural funding clarity in meeting with George Eustice

FUW stresses need for agricultural funding clarity in meeting with George Eustice

Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW) president Glyn Roberts has stressed the need for clarity on funding for Welsh agriculture at...

March 19, 2021

Eustice backs growers’ vote to abolish horticulture levy

Eustice backs growers’ vote to abolish horticulture levy

Growers opposed to the continuation of a compulsory levy to fund the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) have welcomed...

February 25, 2021

Eustice sets out approach for future agricultural policy

Eustice sets out approach for future agricultural policy

Environment Secretary George Eustice has said farmers can face the future with confidence now that we have left the EU...

February 23, 2021

Eustice thanks farmers and food producers for their work during the Covid-19 pandemic

Eustice thanks farmers and food producers for their work during the Covid-19 pandemic

Environment Secretary George Eustice has written an open letter to farmers and food producers to thank them for the roles...

January 15, 2021

Minister Eustice launches consultation on gene editing

Minister Eustice launches consultation on gene editing

Plans to consult on gene editing – which could unlock substantial benefits to nature, the environment and help farmers with crops...

January 7, 2021