The Veterinary Medicines Directorate and the Environment Agency have developed a draft Pollution Programme (PRP) for sheep dip. It contains a series of shor
CLA welcomes and recognises the work being done to harmonise regulations and speed the lifting of the export ban, but sees no reason why small businessmen should be forced to pay for inspections which serve no public health purpose
The CLA has put forward its vision for a Control and Eradication Strategy to deal with the scourge of Bovine Tuberculosis. It envisages a comprehensive programme combining enhanced measures to identify and prevent the disease in cattle together with measures for targeting infected wildlife species. In combination with improved information, communication and research we propose a strategy which can be implemented immediately using measures which are known to reduce the incidence of TB.
This consultation looked, in broad terms, at the regulatory framework for pesticide use. It again proposed a pesticide tax, greater regulation and control of use which the CLA has consistently argued against.
The CLA has urged the Government not to be swayed by public calls for farmers to provide access to their spray records.
The CLA's submission to Defra's Review of the Hill Farm Allowance in England emphasises the importance of rewarding sustainable farming in Less Favoured Area