Ministerial role

Minister of State for Agriculture and Food

Responsibilities

Ministerial responsibilities within the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs changed following the ministerial appointments on 7 October 2013

The minister is responsible for agriculture and food at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Responsibilities include:

  • animal health (including endemic and exotic diseases)
  • farming and food
  • hunting and shooting
  • Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE)
  • Single Payments Scheme
  • welfare of farm animals

Previous holders of this role

  1. David Heath CBE

    • 2012 to 2013
  2. The Rt Hon James Paice

    • 2010 to 2012

Announcements

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  1. Launch of week to inspire small food and drink businesses to export

    • Press release
  2. Waste targets beaten by DIY sector

    • News story
  3. Bovine TB: Tough new rules to halt the spread of disease

    • News story
  4. Hop to it! Kent says cheers to Britain's first protected hops

    • News story
  5. Future of farming: attracting new talent to careers in agriculture

    • Press release
  6. Defra to meet the cost of removing sheep killed in snow

    • Press release
  7. Appointments to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board

    • Press release
  8. Reappointments to National Forest Company

    • Press release
  9. Statement from Minister of State David Heath following meeting with food industry – Wednesday 13 February

    • Press release
  10. Minister of State’s speech to the SEMEX Dairy Conference

    • Speech