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A new survey serves up a tall order for UK agricultural policy outside the EU.
Grazing cattle in wood pastures could be a win-win for food growers and the environment.
Alternative farming models, like wood pasture grazing, would allow the UK government to maintain food production while regenerating ecosystems.
The €24 billion spent supporting farm incomes in richer regions could more than cover the EU’s Biodiversity Strategy.
Public money for public goods sounds great, but the reality could look very different.
Sweeping changes are in store for British farming, but they’re not guaranteed to benefit struggling ecosystems.
Green parties across Europe scored an all-time high in the European Parliament elections. Now, they’ll seek key reform on agriculture and trade – and could be kingmakers for Juncker’s replacement.
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How the Brexit ‘divorce bill’ is calculated and what impact delays will have on it.
On the fence.
As both beneficiary and victim of EU policies, yellowhammers are apt symbols for Brexit’s divisions.
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Proposed reforms to the common agriculture policy (CAP) do not go far enough.
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Though the Common Agricultural Policy has few friends, it will be incredibly tough to replace it with something better.
The UK plays a crucial role in how the European Union engages with African nations. Post referendum, political and diplomatic norms will have to be re-imagined.
Britain’s new environment secretary has a tough job on her hands.
We’re used to abundance, but Brexit makes it all seem more fragile.
We only have enough food stocks to last 3-5 days, and Brexit has suddenly made things seem worryingly fragile.
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Subsidies wouldn’t disappear overnight, but help for farmers would be gradually reduced each year.
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Busting some myths about European farm subsidies.
Spain’s most controversial sport has been in strife lately. But anthropologist Robin Irvine explains why a year working on a bull-breeding estate made him optimistic for its future.
UKIP once again bases a whole policy on EU withdrawal.
It’s easy to poke holes in UKIP’s plans for agriculture.
Compensating their exporters.
The European Commission has announced emergency EU funding of €125m for fruit and vegetable growers hit by the ban imposed by Russia on imported Western food in retaliation for the West’s own sanctions…
Not all that which is greening is green.
The European policies designed to encourage a more biodiverse environment that is better able to support wildlife and plants are failing. In fact, our analysis of the reforms designed to “green” the EU…
One wiggle was all it took.
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Ancient woodlands and flower-rich meadows have disappeared to make way for agriculture and urbanisation, but attempts are being made to reverse the decline using “green” farming projects. The question…