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Yorkshire and Humber Conservative Policy Forum

On Saturday I attended the Yorkshire and Humber Conservative Policy Forum, where I was part of a panel discussion on the Northern Powerhouse alongside Stuart Andrew MP and Andrea Jenkyns MP. The panel was chaired by Lord Kirkhope.

John at Glastonbury

The weekend of June 22-25 saw one of the UK’s major festivals taking part at Glastonbury, with world-renowned acts like Radiohead, the XX, Major Lazer, Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry, Justice among many, many others taking the stage.

It's bee week!

This annual event brings together lawmakers, bee-keepers, farmers, scientists and NGOs to discuss sustainable beekeeping. It’s so important to strike a balance between bee health and farmers’ ability to protect their crops with pesticides.

White Rose Brussels

I hosted an event for White Rose Brussels asking how we can have more sustainable supply chains for industry to tackle key development goals.

Rethinking sustainable food systems

I attended a conference organised by White Rose Brussels which addressed the N8 AgriFood Resilience Programme and issues such as crop production and soil security. Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan delivered the keynote speech.

Help farmers face possible EU ban on neonicotinoids

John Procter MEP (Yorkshire & The Humber) and Julian Sturdy MP (York Outer) paid a visit to one of the major carrot growing and processing farms in North Yorkshire where carrot and other vegetable growers are under threat from the EU with a possible extension of the ban on neonicotinoids to c

NATO welcomes Montenegro

On June 5, NATO welcomed its newest addition - the small but mighty state of Montenegro.

BeeConnected all the buzz in the European Parliament

Whether you are a farmer, a beekeeper or just a citizen curious about the use of pesticides in your area, there is now an app that allows you to communicate your spray schedule with your neighbours as well as learn about their intended plans.