In this month’s Future Farming podcast, Janet Hughes talks to Nic Renison. Nic shares her approach to farming and her views on the future of the industry and the English countryside. Janet and Nic also discuss farm life in the North Pennines and the Renisons’ homemade version of the eggmobile!
Janet Hughes is the Programme Director for the Future Farming and Countryside Programme (FFCP).
This programme will transform the way we regulate and support agriculture and the countryside environment.
Janet tweets about the work of the team @JanetHughes
Janet is very keen to hear from farmers, land managers and the wider industry, so do get in touch: Janet.Hughes@defra.gov.uk
In our first ever podcast, Programme Director Janet Hughes talks to farmer Neil Heseltine. Neil shares his approach to farming and his views on the Future Farming and Countryside Programme. Janet and Neil also discuss sustainability, profitability and care for our environment.
This is the year of details and delivery for the future farming programme as we work to implement the Agricultural Transition Plan. In this post, Janet Hughes explains what you can expect to see happen this year.
I want to set out what we mean by "co-design", because it's a word we're going to be using a lot.
Today the government publishes the Agricultural Transition Plan (ATP). It represents the biggest shift in farm policy for 50 years.
We're the team working on the Future of Farming programme, which is all about how farming policy will change over the next 7 years.
We'll use this blog to share our work. We'll post regular updates, some about the big, important announcements but mostly about smaller steps we take along the way.
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A note on the May 2021 Elections
In England, the pre-election period will begin on 15 April and end 6 May 2021. During this time we will pause activity on the blog.
- Our work to improve inspections and make penalties proportionate April 6, 2021
- Conversations we're having April 1, 2021
- Shaping the new Landscape Recovery scheme April 1, 2021