Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

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 Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

Responsibilities include:

  • food and farming, including CAP (Common Agricultural Policy), apprenticeships, exports, and bovine TB (tuberculosis) policy
  • fisheries
  • better regulation
  • science and innovation

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. Flood-hit farm groups given £800,000

    • Press release
  2. £15 million boost for UK lamb exports

    • News story
  3. UK food takes centre stage at world's largest annual trade show

    • Press release
  4. Peter Kendall reappointed AHDB Chair

    • News story
  5. Latest phase of discard ban takes effect

    • News story
  6. Sustainable fishing nets quota increases on key species

    • Press release
  7. Countryside Stewardship 2017 update

    • Press release
  8. Further measures to eradicate bovine TB

    • News story
  9. Less red tape for farmers as new animal movement rules go live

    • Press release
  10. Lamb exports to America closer

    • Press release