​We met Defra officials and the CEO of AFS recently to discuss Government support for UK farming, the balance between food production and improving environmental and animal welfare standards and the new AFS environment module.

The full report is below. Defra's Food Strategy was launched just after this meeting and did see a change of emphasis in the balance between production and environmental standards, although we wait to see where that lands in terms of support payments for farmers. It also said there would be an increase and expansion of animal welfare labelling, including in the hospitality and food service sector, but consultations wont begin until 2023.