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Mandatory CCTV in abattoirs to be introduced in 2018

CCTV recording will become mandatory in all slaughterhouses in England next year, Environment Secretary Michael Gove said following a public consultation on the issue. 

Farming bodies urged to unite over lynx concerns

The National Sheep Association (NSA) has raised concerns over the rumoured “blasé attitude” of the environment secretary  over the potential release of lynx into the Kielder Forest area of Northumberland, England. 

Concerns raised over alleged job losses at Dunbia plant

Jonathan Edwards, MP for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr, has written to Ken Skates AM, Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure, over allegations that up to 10 jobs have been lost at Dunbia’s abattoir in Llanybydder. 

Truss issues Brexit warning to sheep industry

Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss has warned that the sheep industry will suffer should Great Britain leave the European Union. 

Kerry McCarthy MP has been appointed Shadow Environment Secretary
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Mixed reaction to McCarthy appointment

The farming community has given a decidedly lukewarm reaction to the appointment of Kerry McCarthy MP as Shadow Environment Secretary. 

General Election fallout: Who's in?

Despite the upheaval caused by the Conservative majority victory in the General Election, the status quo was largely kept in terms of political posts for the sector.

Environment Secretary pledges commitment to food and farming industry

The food and farming industry is at the core of the government’s long-term economic plan, according to environment secretary Liz Truss, as the future British farming was debated at the Oxford Farming Conference.

Government pledges to open new markets for meat

Meat remains a very important part of the UK export mix, and the priority of the UK government is to open new markets, according to Defra secretary of state Elizabeth Truss.

Badger Trust takes court action over culls

The Badger Trust is today (9 October) taking the government to court over the lack of independent monitoring of the relaunched badger culls in Somerset and Gloucester.

Smithfield traders lament government block on regeneration plans

Smithfield traders have expressed regret at the decision by the communities secretary Eric Pickles to reject proposals to breathe new life into the derelict former general markets and fish market buildings.

Paterson exits Cabinet, as Truss takes environment role

Owen Paterson is out in the latest government reshuffle with former education minister Liz Truss stepping into the role of environment minister.

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