Defra published on 15 October a national package of advice and support for farmers preparing for the new Nitrate Pollution Prevention Regulations. The regulations come into force on 1 January 2009 and update the UK’s implementation of the 1991 EU Nitrates Directive.

The Environment Agency in turn published its new Best Farming Practices guidance, focusing on how to meet the challenges of climate change.

http://www.defra.gov.uk/news/2008/081015a.htm

http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/news/2148628