Soil Health Inquiry

In 2015 the Environmental Audit Committee commissioned an inquiry onto soil health.  The CLA provided written evidence which reiterated the importance of soil as a resource and set out the challenges for effective measurement and monitoring of changes in soil quantity.

Bovine TB in non-bovine farmed animals: call for views

Defra have asked for views about the way the government will test, compensate and control information on non-bovine farmed animals.  It is important to calculate the risk that non-bovines poses to cattle and how improvements can be made to make sure non-bovine TB disease control is supported by the government's 25 years policy to tackle and eradicate TB.  Veterinarian evidence and scientific information is provided to show how non-bovine farmed animals contract and spread TB and what else the government should do to assess the risk and test accordingly.

Bovine TB in non-bovine farmed animals: call for views

Defra have asked for views about the way the government will test, compensate and control information on non-bovine farmed animals.  It is important to calculate the risk that non-bovines poses to cattle and how improvements can be made to make sure non-bovine TB disease control is supported by the government's 25 years policy to tackle and eradicate TB.  Veterinarian evidence and scientific information is provided to show how non-bovine farmed animals contract and spread TB and what else the government should do to assess the risk and test accordingly.

New basic rules for farmers to take diffuse water pollution from agriculture in England

This consultation covered a number of proposed new basic rules for farmers in England to help tackle diffuse water pollution from agriculture with a focus on phosphates.  The intention is that the new rules will provide a new baseline for industry practice and if introduced would be supported by an advice led approach focussed on outcomes rather than paperwork, and would not be part of cross compliance.

Although most farmers are carrying out this best practice the CLA supports a non statutory approach as opposed to legislation.  Why legislate when the majority are carrying out best practice anyway.

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