Minister of State for Farming, Food and the Marine Environment

George Eustice MP

Biography

George Eustice was appointed Minister of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) on 11 May 2015. He was elected as the Conservative MP for Camborne and Redruth in 2010.

Coming from a farming background, his family still run a fruit farm, restaurant and farm shop in Cornwall where they also have a herd of South Devon cattle and the country’s oldest herd of the rare breed of pig, the British Lop. The family have shown a keen interest in educating children about farming and have opened their farm to 3000 schoolchildren a year.

George served on the EFRA Select Committee from 2010.

Minister of State for Farming, Food and the Marine Environment

Responsibilities include:

  • food and farming
  • animal health and welfare
  • marine and fisheries
  • science and innovation
  • better regulation
  • lead responsibility for the Rural Payments Agency, FERA, Cefas and the Animal and Plant Health Agency
  • deputy for the Secretary of State on Agriculture and Fisheries Council

Previous roles in government

  1. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for farming, food and marine environment

    • 2013 to 2015

Announcements

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  1. Norfolk farmers blazing a trail in farming innovation

    • Press release
  2. Call for Farming Recovery Fund applications

    • News story
  3. Countryside Stewardship grants soon to open for applications

    • Press release
  4. 'Blue Belt' extended to protect 8,000 square miles of UK waters

    • News story
  5. UK fishermen see next phase of the discard ban take effect

    • Press release
  6. Tougher dog breeding licence controls to protect puppies

    • Press release
  7. Recovery fund for flood-affected farmers opens

    • News story
  8. Tough decisions reap benefits for UK fishermen

    • Press release
  9. Farming flood damage support announced

    • Press release
  10. EU dairy support payments come early for UK farmers

    • Press release