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.

Political career

George served on the EFRA Select Committee from 2010.

Career outside politics

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.

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. Less red tape for farmers as new animal movement rules go live

    • Press release
  2. Lamb exports to America closer

    • Press release
  3. £16 million for new technologies to improve global food production and security

    • Press release
  4. New animal movement rules to cut red tape and boost resilience

    • Press release
  5. Compulsory dog microchipping comes into effect

    • News story
  6. Farming Recovery Fund extended to Greater Manchester

    • Press release
  7. Fish free to roam our rivers could boost biodiversity

    • News story
  8. New cattle measures to help deliver TB freedom in England

    • Press release
  9. One month left to chip your dog

    • News story
  10. Norfolk farmers blazing a trail in farming innovation

    • Press release