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First thoughts on the Agriculture Bill: the rise of the vegetable king

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Yesterday saw the first reading of the Agriculture Bill, the first bill of its kind for 70 years. You can read the Bill here and see our press release here. Below we set out our thoughts on the Bill. It is bittersweet that this Bill came out as we were submitting…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, Feed-in-Tariff, digestate, agriculture bill, michael gove, Defra, common agricultural policy cap, new environmental land management scheme, thom koller

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New government focus on soil health

The Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has highlighted the current threat to UK agricultural productivity of depleted soils. He said "We have encouraged a type of farming which has damaged the earth”. According to a Guardian article, Michael Gove said "the UK is 30-40…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, soil health, organic matter, michael gove

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