MP briefing: Westminster Hall Debate Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme (30 Nov 16)

MPs held a short debate in Westminster Hall on seasonal agricultural workers and the seasonal agricultural workers scheme, and this briefing sets out the CLA’s views to MPs on why a news seasonal scheme is needed, what such a scheme is and why rural businesses other than farming would also benefit from seasonal workers schemes.

MP briefing: Westminster Hall Debate Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme (30 Nov 16)

MPs held a short debate in Westminster Hall on seasonal agricultural workers and the seasonal agricultural workers scheme, and this briefing sets out the CLA’s views to MPs on why a news seasonal scheme is needed, what such a scheme is and why rural businesses other than farming would also benefit from seasonal workers schemes.

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.

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