Tag: Soil Degradation

ADBA calls on farmers to contribute to parliamentary scrutiny of Defra


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The House of Commons Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Select Committee, a body of MPs responsible for scrutinising Defra policy and holding ministers to account, has launched an inquiry into farmgate prices. While the focus of the inquiry is on assessing the impact of changing global/national conditions factors on…

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Tags: House of Commons, Parliament, MP, Defra, farming, agriculture, soil degradation, blog, efra committee, inquiry, scrutiny, neil parish mp, Derek Sivyer

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Telegraph reports on hidden cost of soil degradation to the UK

The Daily Telegraph’s Contributing Editor, Geoffrey Lean, has today unveiled a Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology report that outlines how soil degradation is costing the UK £1.4 billion each year. The report notes that there is no UK wide monitoring of changes in soil health, highlighting how…

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Tags: daily telegraph, geoffrey lean, parliamentary office of science and technology, soil degradation, Parliament, government, soils, soil structure, soil quality, soil fertility, nutrients, biofertiliser, crop rotation, crop best practice, organic material, maize, digestate, roi, soil health, farming, blackgrass, nematodes, Derek Sivyer

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