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star this property date less than 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many holdings were tested for bovine tuberculosis using interferon gamma testing; how many animals were tested in each of those holdings using interferon gamma tests; and of those animals tested, how many tested positive in each county of England in 2018. more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
unstar this property uin 214456 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
star this property answer text <p>The number of holdings in English counties that were subject to interferon gamma testing is set out in the attached table. This includes the number of animals that were tested and the number of samples that were positive.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth remove filter
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2019-02-04T16:37:28.793Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-04T16:37:28.793Z
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less than 2019-02-07T10:22:17.6Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T10:22:17.6Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property file name Gamma testing - all counties.docx more like this
star this property title Gamma testing data for England more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property file name PQ 214456 - Gamma testing - all counties.docx more like this
star this property title Gamma testing - all counties more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Veterinary Services more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which farming sectors his Department has identified as most at risk from a potential shortage of veterinary medicines in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud remove filter
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Dr David Drew more like this
unstar this property uin 187985 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>We are working with the animal medicines industry to ensure that supplies of veterinary medicines for all livestock sectors remain available in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth remove filter
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T15:04:37.89Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T15:04:37.89Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1001972
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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Livestock: Animal Welfare more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that policy to improve the health of livestock is a) included in the Agriculture Bill, and b) effectively implemented. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud remove filter
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Dr David Drew more like this
unstar this property uin 187986 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>The Agriculture Bill gives the Secretary of State the power to make payments to protect and improve the health of livestock, as well as to collect and share data relating to livestock health and traceability.</p><p> </p><p>We are working with industry and veterinary representatives to develop practical actions to help reduce the impact of endemic diseases on livestock and improve animal health. We will also work to improve the breadth and detail of animal health data gathered.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth remove filter
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T14:58:33.047Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T14:58:33.047Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Bovine Tuberculosis: Cumbria more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 5 November to Questions 185481 and 185482 on Bovine Tuberculosis: Cumbria, what criteria Natural England uses to specify minimum effort in culling badgers in Cumbria; and how does Natural England measure the effectiveness and success of that effort. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud remove filter
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Dr David Drew more like this
unstar this property uin 189534 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
star this property answer text <p>Effort is defined as culling activity on a parcel of land, both cage trapping and controlled shooting. The area must deploy at least the same amount of effort as an effective High Risk Area (HRA) and Edge Area cull where 22 traps are equal to 1 night of shooter activity. The effectiveness of the cull in Cumbria is being analysed and will be published alongside the assessments of all other culls in due course.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth remove filter
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2018-11-14T17:14:38.153Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T17:14:38.153Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Bovine Tuberculosis: Cumbria more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 5 November to Question 185483 on Bovine Tuberculosis: Cumbria, how many of the 14 County Parish Holdings in Cumbria that submitted samples for gamma tests are in the badger cull zone. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud remove filter
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Dr David Drew more like this
unstar this property uin 189535 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
star this property answer text <p>Of the 14 County Parish Holdings in Cumbria that submitted samples for gamma tests, five fall within the badger cull zone.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth remove filter
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2018-11-14T16:56:38.937Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T16:56:38.937Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1020332
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star this property date less than 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Statutory Instruments more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many statutory instruments under (a) affirmative and (b) negative procedure his Department plans to lay before March 2019; which countries those instruments apply to; and on what date his Department plans to lay those instruments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud remove filter
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Dr David Drew more like this
unstar this property uin 199274 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-13more like thismore than 2018-12-13
star this property answer text <p>Since presenting a consolidated secondary legislation programme in October, and as of 7 December, Defra has laid, in draft, a total of 70 statutory instruments (SIs). This is in addition to five SIs related to leaving the EU laid in July and September.</p><p> </p><p>Defra plans to lay a further 71 statutory instruments before the end of March 2019. These are comprised of 58 SIs related to leaving the EU, of which 12 are on behalf of Northern Ireland, and 13 SIs not related to leaving the EU.</p><p> </p><p>19 of these are planned to be laid in December, 29 in January, 13 in February and 10 in March, but these may be subject to change. Of these:</p><p> </p><p>The attached Table 1 provides a breakdown of the 71 SIs by parliamentary procedure and application. Table 2 provides a breakdown by laying application and laying period.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth remove filter
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2018-12-13T15:55:40.683Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-13T15:55:40.683Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property file name PQ 199274 Tables.docx more like this
star this property title Table 1 and 2 more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Staff more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many full-time equivalent staff were employed by (a) his Department, (b) the Environment Agency, (c) the Food Standards Agency and (d) the Animal and Health Plant Agency in (i) April 2010, (ii) April 2015, (iii) April 2016, (iv) April 2017, (v) April 2018 and (vi) October 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud remove filter
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Dr David Drew more like this
unstar this property uin 199275 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
star this property answer text <p>The full-time equivalent staff for Defra and agencies are shown in the table below;</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Apr-10</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Apr-15</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Apr-16</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Apr-17</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Apr-18</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Oct-18</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Core Defra </strong></p></td><td><p>2,558</p></td><td><p>2,004</p></td><td><p>1,635</p></td><td><p>2,107</p></td><td><p>3,539</p></td><td><p>3,979</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>AH</strong></p></td><td><p>1,603</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>VLA </strong></p></td><td><p>1,220</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>APHA</strong></p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td><td><p>2,183</p></td><td><p>2,173</p></td><td><p>2,111</p></td><td><p>2,095</p></td><td><p>2,098</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>EA</strong></p></td><td><p>12,282</p></td><td><p>9,697</p></td><td><p>9,606</p></td><td><p>10,109</p></td><td><p>9,500</p></td><td><p>9,726</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The agency APHA was launched on 1 October 2014. It merges the former Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) with parts of the Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) responsible for plant and bee health to create a single agency responsible for animal, plant and bee health.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department for Health and Social Care are responsible for the Food Standards Agency.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth remove filter
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less than 2018-12-10T15:24:27.8Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T15:24:27.8Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Trees more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to progress a tree assurance scheme overseen by his Department. more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
unstar this property uin 199776 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-13more like thismore than 2018-12-13
star this property answer text <p>Assurance schemes are of vital importance for garden centres, nurseries and gardeners in ensuring a biosecure purchase. We recognise the importance of partnership working on this issue as we are keen for the nursery sector to demonstrate leadership in driving up biosecurity standards and encouraging more responsible sourcing of trees and timber.</p><p> </p><p>Defra has encouraged and invested in voluntary-led initiatives such as the ‘UK Sourced and Grown’ nursery assurance scheme from the Woodland Trust and the now separate UK Grown in Britain scheme.</p><p> </p><p>Defra is also supporting the Plant Health Assurance Standard being developed by the Horticultural Trades Association, which aims to drive up biosecurity standards.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth remove filter
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less than 2018-12-13T12:01:00.703Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-13T12:01:00.703Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Bovine Tuberculosis: Vaccination more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to examine whether the use of the BCG vaccine on badgers has reduced the incidence of cattle-borne bovine TB. more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
unstar this property uin 205812 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-11more like thismore than 2019-01-11
star this property answer text <p>Defra has funded research to model the impact of vaccination of badgers with BCG on the incidence of tuberculosis in cattle, and the Animal and Plant Health Agency has published an analysis of the effect of badger vaccination on the incidence of tuberculosis in cattle in the Badger Vaccine Deployment Project area.</p><p> </p><p>Professor Sir Charles Godfray’s TB Strategy Review report, published in 2018, considered the role of badger vaccination and the Government is currently considering its response.</p><p> </p><p>For further information, please use the following links:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0039250%20" target="_blank">https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0039250</a></p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/bovine-tb-analysis-of-the-effect-of-badger-vaccination-on-incidence-of-tb-in-cattle" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/bovine-tb-analysis-of-the-effect-of-badger-vaccination-on-incidence-of-tb-in-cattle</a></p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/a-strategy-for-achieving-bovine-tuberculosis-free-status-for-england-2018-review" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/a-strategy-for-achieving-bovine-tuberculosis-free-status-for-england-2018-review</a></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth remove filter
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less than 2019-01-11T13:14:02.44Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-11T13:14:02.44Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-09more like thismore than 2019-01-09
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Farmers: Advisory Services more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to increase access to independent agronomic advice for farmers in advance of proposed changes in agricultural legislation under the Agriculture Bill 2017-19. more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
unstar this property uin 206712 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
star this property answer text <p>There are already a range of independent organisations that offer agronomic advice to farmers. This includes the Association of Independent Crop Consultants who provide advice to growers covering 3.5 million acres in the UK.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In terms of designing future schemes, we will work closely with farmers, stakeholders and other organisations to consider the role of specialist advice in helping land managers deliver environmental benefits through the new Environmental land management (ELM) scheme.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth remove filter
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less than 2019-01-14T17:13:18.237Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-14T17:13:18.237Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this