George Eustice was appointed Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on 13 February 2020. He was previously Minister of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) from 11 May 2015 to 13 February 2020. He was elected as the Conservative MP for Camborne and Redruth in 2010.
George served on the EFRA Select Committee from 2010.
Coming from a farming background, his family still run a fruit farm, restaurant and farm shop in Cornwall where they also have a herd of South Devon cattle and the country’s oldest herd of the rare breed of pig, the British Lop. The family have shown a keen interest in educating children about farming and have opened their farm to 3000 schoolchildren a year.
Join this extended Policy Hour for a speech from the Secretary of State George Eustice – including an update on the progress on ELMS – followed by a debate chaired by Baroness Rosie Boycott with Tony Juniper, Minette Batters and Natalie Bennett.
The principles of regenerative agriculture sit at the heart of the government’s new Sustainable Farming Incentive. This will support farmers to improve soil health through actions such as cover cropping. The ambition is to help farmers reduce their use of expensive artificial fertilisers and reward the delivery of public goods such as carbon sequestration and […]