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During the debate about environmental policy after we leave the European Union, the terms natural capital, ecosystem services, and public goods are bandied about with abandon. Many of the people using them barely understand what they mean, even fewer of those are listening.

CRAG chairman writes for Conservative Home

Lord Abergavenny, Chairman of the Conservative Rural Affairs Group (CRAG), has written an article for Conservative Home on building greater cooperation between urban and rural authorities and also the opportunities for the countryside following Brexit.

He said:

The Future of Direct Payments

In the Conservative Rural Affairs Group's latest policy paper, Andrew Davis, Wessex area chairman, investigates the future of direct payments to farmers following Britain's exit from the European Union and secession from the Common Agricultural Policy.

CRAG newsletter: January 2017

Lord Abergavenny, Chairman of Conservative Rural Affairs Group (CRAG), recently wrote to members to update them as to the group's plans and activities.

CRAG meeting report: December 2016

Lord Abergavenny, Chairman of Conservative Rural Affairs Group (CRAG), welcomed guests and CRAG members to a meeting in Parliament where they discussed affordable housing, local and regional food projects, and other CRAG updates.

CRAG Meeting Report - Conference 2016

CRAG held its annual fringe meeting this year with the Minister George Eustice MP, it was the first conference fringe event ably chaired by our new Chairman, Christopher Abergavenny.

Crag Survey

Chairman's Statement asking for members and constituency representatives to give their opinions on the concerns of the day 

CRAG AGM - April 2016

The Conservative Rural Affairs Group Annual General Meeting was held on Thursday 28th April, at The House of Commons.  Lord Plumb gave the welcome to members and announced the new officers for 2016-17.  He welcomed Lord Abergavenny as new Chairman and thanked previous Chairman, Richard Haddock for his service.  He himself was retiring and he warmly welcomed Lord De Mauley who was now the new Crag President.