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Agricultural issues

We aim to provide practical guidance on how you can comply with environmental legislation and reduce the impact of your business on the environment. These particular pages are written for everyone working in agriculture and related business activities.

The guidelines have been arranged under the following headings:

Crops - Includes Outdoor Crops, Covered Crops and Combinable Crops.

Livestock -  Includes General Livestock, Pigs, Poultry, Dairy & Beef Cattle, Sheep & Goats.

Animal Boarding and Care - Covers Stables, Liveries, Kennels and Catteries.

Pest Control -  Guidance for businesses engaged in pest control activities such as control of rodents and insects

Landscaping - Guidance relating to laying out, planting and maintenance of landscaping

Agricultural Waste

In England and Wales, new agricultural waste rules come into force from 15 May 2006. In Northern Ireland, similar rules will come into force shortly afterwards. In Scotland, these rules are already in force. To find out more, use the links below.

The best way to ensure that you are aware of all environmental legal requirements that affect you is to follow the guidance for your sector above.

If you are a returning user and are looking for guidance on a specific law that affects the whole agricultural sector, you may wish to use the link below to view a list of all Agricultural issue-specific law guidance for this sector. However, be aware that there are other legal requirements that will also affect you. Get involved in the discussion around the environment!