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2nd Dec 2020

Environment

Members Area alert - EA approach to stocking issues on farms


The Environment Agency (EA) has informed the NPA of the approach it will be taking where permitted farms face issues with stocking limits.

2nd Dec 2020

Prices

Important changes to the Agriculture Flat Rate Scheme


New conditions for entering and exiting the Agricultural Flat Rate Scheme (AFRS) are being introduced from January 1, 2021.

1st Dec 2020

HealthWelfare

Defra self-assessment form to help ensure compliance with avian flu restrictions


Defra has created a form to help keepers of poultry and other captive birds provide assurance that they are compliant with the required measures applying within the AIPZ.

1st Dec 2020

NPANews

NPA Election 2021: Former PG chair throws his hat into the ring


The latest nomination for election to the PIG comes from high-profile figure in the pig industry and a former Producer Goup chairman.  

27th Nov 2020

HealthWelfare

NPA backs calls for vaccine priority for meat plant workers


The NPA is backing calls from the meat industry and the FSA to prioritise key workers in meat plants when vaccinations for COVID-19 become available. 

26th Nov 2020

Westminster

Guidance issued on ear tag requirements for live exports


The Government has issued new guidance on changes to ear tags for livestock exports and movements from GB to the EU and NI from January 1. 

26th Nov 2020

Environment

NFU map showcases farmers' contributions towards 2040 net zero goals


More than 100 NFU members have pledged to work to achieve net zero by 2040 by signing up to a new interactive map created by the NFU.

25th Nov 2020

Westminster

Key points from the Chancellor's Comprehensive Spending Review


NPA senior policy adviser Charlie Dewhirst sets out some of the key points from Chancellor Rishi Sunak's Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR). 

25th Nov 2020

HealthWelfare

NPA sets up pig industry-Government forum to address COVID issues


NPA chief executive Zoe Davies has set up a pig industry-Government COVID forum to ensure Defra is kept aware of the current problems facing the sector. 

24th Nov 2020

Prices

Cranswick profits soar by 31% on back of COVID retail demand and soaring exports


Cranwick, already in a very healthy financial position, has announced a further 31% hike in its half-year profits to nearly £61 million.